• Ernest Cook Trust

    Schools, registered charities and not-for-profit organisations wishing to encourage young people’s interest either in the countryside and the environment, the arts or aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy can apply for funding to the Ernest Cook Trust (ECT). The Trust operates two grant making programmes:
    The small grants programme (under £4,000) supports state schools and small registered charities which would like to undertake projects which meet the Trust’s objectives and require a small amount of pump-priming in order for such projects to take place. Meetings to consider applications for the small grants programme take place bi-monthly throughout the year.
    The full board of Trustees meets twice a year, in April and September, to consider grants in excess of £4,000. At the Spring meeting only projects related to the arts, crafts & architecture and literacy & numeracy are considered while at the Autumn meeting only projects covering environment & countryside and literacy & numeracy are considered.
    Grants awarded in the past have included:
    Heathfield Community School which received £1,600 for a project that enabled a class of students to walk back in time to the ‘dawn of life’
    The next closing date for applications for the large grants programme is the 31 January 2014.
    Click here to visit the website and find out more.

    Posted on 6th September 2013