Grant-giving trusts

Grants from charitable trusts and foundations play a vital role in enabling us to develop new services and programmes.

It can be particularly challenging to secure statutory funding for innovative pilot projects before they have been tried and tested, and we therefore rely on the generous support of trusts and foundations to help get new projects off the ground. Then we are able to prove their value and secure their long-term sustainability.

Capital funding is also an area where we rely enormously on the generosity of trusts and foundations. The purchase and refurbishment of Belsize House, which you can see pictured here, the home of our Swindon Women’s Centre and Family Focus Service, was only possible through generous local and national support.

Exterior View belsize3We have received support from many trusts and foundations over the years and it is impossible to list them all here, but we do acknowledge and thank them every year in our Annual Report and Accounts. 

We place great emphasis on building up a close relationship with funders, providing them with regular reports on our activities and on the outcomes for our clients which their support has made possible.

We Would Like to Thank the Following Grants and Trusts for Their Generous Support



The Saintbury Trust     CHK Charities Limited     Susanna Peake Charitable Trust    

M V Hillhouse Trust     The Adrian Swire Charitable Trust

Barnwood Trust     Big Lottery: 'Awards for All'     Big Lottery: 'Women and Girls'    

Charles Hayward Foundation     Charlotte Herber-Percy Charitable Trust

Comic Relief: 'Tech for Good'     Coutts Foundation     The David Thomas Charitable Trust    

The Diocese of Gloucester     The Esme Fairburn Foundation

European Social Fund     Fairshares     The Garfield Weston Foundation    

Gloucestershire Environmental Trust     Gloucestershire PCC

GEM "Going the Extra Mile'     The Henry Smith Charity     The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire    

J. Paul Getty Junior Charitable Trust

The Lankelly Chase Foundation     The Monument Trust     Morrisons Foundation

Northwick Trust     Payne-Gallway Charitable Trust    

The Pilgrim Trust     The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust     Shaw Trust    

The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust     Souter Charitable Trust

Somerset Community Foundation     The Spirax-Sarco Group Charitable Trust    

Swindon Cares     The Summerfield Trust    

Walter Guinness Charitable Trust    

The Worshipful Company of Pewterers - Pewterers' Seahorse Charitable Trust    

The Zurich Community Trust (UK)