This is the website for The H.B. Allen Charitable Trust.
The H.B. Allen Charitable Trust is a grant-making trust and a registered charity, Charity Registration number 802306.
This is a general charitable trust. The Trustees have no restrictions on them as to the kinds of project or the areas they can support. The Trustees are prepared to fund core costs as well as capital projects, but they are unlikely to provide initial funding for newly established organisations. They do not make grants to, or enter into sponsorship arrangements with, individuals or to organisations that are not UK registered charities.
Intending applicants should note that the organisations that have received grants in the past should not be taken as indicative of any geographical or other bias. All applications are considered on their merits.
There is no typical grant size, though the Trustees do make a large number at £5,000. The Trustees give priority each year to those organisations to which grants have been made in the past.
The Trustees recognise that their previously stated policy of not adopting a narrow range of areas of interest has resulted in the large number of appeals they receive each year. Although they remain of the view that they perform better as Trustees by seeing the wide range and number of appeals that this policy has entailed, they now consider it right to set out what will have become clear to anyone conducting a review of their grants over the last few years. Not only do they have principal areas of interest, but they have established relationships with a considerable number of charities to which they have been making recurring grants over a number of years, albeit without commitment in the majority of cases.
It can be seen from the Annual Reports & Accounts that the trust has main interests in the categories it calls Environment/wildlife/animals and in Medical conditions/research/hospitals. They also have an interest in Museums/galleries/heritage projects, which they are developing.
The Trustees' current funding priorities will be found in the section called Guidelines.