Applying for a grant

The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust primarily supports charitable causes and projects in east Kent, and in particular the Shepway District. By focusing on a defined geographical area, and on projects that fit within well-defined criteria, the Trust aims to make a substantial impact on the community where it is based.

Trustees may provide support for causes that help prevent and relieve poverty, including support for poor communities that are the subject of a natural disaster, and causes that support environmental protection or improvement. Please use the link on the right to make your application, or write for an application form to The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, Strand House, Pilgrims Way, Monks Horton, Ashford, Kent TN25 6DR

Applications that are unlikely to receive Trustees’ support include:

those where a grant would directly replace or subsidise statutory funding;
those intended to develop business ventures, publications, websites or arrange conferences;
any grant that would primarily benefit an individual or individuals;
requests from students for the purpose of personal study or travel;
funding for expeditions or overseas travel;

The Trustees have already identified those areas of medical research which are of interest to the Trust, as described on this website, and will not normally consider unsolicited applications from this sector.

The Trust will not consider applications for projects that promote political or religious beliefs or causes, from animal welfare charities, or from national charities, unless there is a significant benefit to a local office or project.

Repeat applications from a single organisation within a twelve month period will not normally be considered. Grants are awarded at Trustees’ discretion, and due to the volume of applications we are unable to provide feedback should a request for funding be unsuccessful.

For capital projects applicants are asked to submit evidence that at least three competitive quotes have been obtained for the work that is proposed.

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