The Trust makes grants ranging in size and scope from under £1,000 to over £1m across our five areas of interest. Grants can be one-off, but the majority are multi-year commitments. We primarily support organisations that are located and/or deliver charitable activity in the North of England, and we generally support around 80 projects per year. Please see the full list of organisations that were supported by the OCT in 2019/20 here.
There are some organisations and activities that we do not fund: more information on exclusions can be viewed here.
Our giving at a glance: 2019/20
£3,188,306 in grants
77 grants given
60 organisations funded
4 new grantees
Our Giving Areas
As a family Trust, we are keen to use our energy and resources on projects and issues that we are passionate about. Our Giving Areas reflect the Trustees’ personal, philanthropic interests, and all of the projects we support have a significant, particular resonance for one or more of the Trustees.
All our Giving Areas and funded projects share common features. In addition to being passionate interests of the Trustees, all are areas in which: we feel that we can add value – beyond the financial – to work that is already underway; we can help make a positive impact; there is clear need for support.
Arts & Culture
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Social & Health Inequalities
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Medical Aid & Research
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