What We Fund

The Trust awards both single year and multi-year grants.

  • Single year grants are typically between £25,000 and £35,000.
  • Multi-year grants are usually for a period of 2-3 years, and are only awarded to charities which have previously received a Dulverton grant.

We will consider applications for the following:

  • Project costs
  • Core funding (usually for charities which have previously received a Dulverton grant)
  • Capital costs (usually under our preservation category)
  • Scholarships and bursaries (usually under our preservation category)

Please note we will provide support for salaries where they form part of an application for project or core costs, but we do not support applications for named posts.

We also award smaller grants via our community foundation partners. Find out more here.



To be eligible for a grant from the Dulverton Trust applicants must:

  • Be a UK charity or CIO registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales or the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). Exceptions to this rule are confined to existing partnerships.
  • Have an annual income of between £200,000 and £10 million (but preference is given to charities with an income of £5 million or below). Newly established charities (usually founded within the last eighteen months) and preservation charities are exempt from the minimum income rule.
  • Operate at city or county level in England, Scotland, or Wales excluding Greater London (charities only operating in one ward or district of a city should check their eligibility before applying)
  • Be working to produce significant impact in one of our priority areas: Youth Opportunities, General Welfare, Conservation, Preservation, Africa, and Peace and Humanitarian Support.
  • Not fall into one of our exclusion areas.

Please note that we will not normally award grants to charities that receive the overwhelming majority of their income from contracts to deliver public services, whether contracted directly by central or local government, or via private sector primes.