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Who we are

The Dulverton Trust is an independent grant-making charity and company limited by guarantee. It was established by Deed in 1949 by the 1st Lord Dulverton to provide funds for such charitable institutions or purposes as the Trustees might from time to time determine.

The emphasis has evolved over the years and is reviewed periodically, but the Trustees continue to provide support for a wide range of charities operating mainly in England, Scotland or Wales. See our guidelines and accounts for more details.

The Trustees (listed below) include members of the Founder’s family and a number of other distinguished individuals with wide experience of the areas and activities supported by the Trust.

Since its foundation, the Dulverton Trust has made grants totalling over £85 million, which have provided much-needed support to thousands of charities.




Professional Advisors
Christopher Wills* - Chairman
Richard Fitzalan Howard* - Vice Chairman Finance
Tara Douglas-Home
The Lord Dulverton*
The Earl of Gowrie
The Lord Hemphill*
Dame Mary Richardson
Sir Malcolm Rifkind
Dr Catherine Wills*
Robert Wills

*Members of the Trust Finance Committee

Andrew Stafford - Director
Karon Cook - Finance Director
Sarah Hale - Grants Manager
Madeleine Lustigman - Grants Officer
Kate Wilson - Administrator
Investment Managers

Artemis Investment Management Ltd
Baring Asset Management
BlackRock Global Investors Ltd
Pimco Europe Ltd
Cazenove Capital Management Ltd
CCLA Investment Management Ltd
CG Asset Management
Newton Asset Management


National Westminster Bank plc


Farrer and Co
Wrigleys Solicitors LLP


Nexia Smith & Williamson Audit Ltd