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What we do

The principal objective of the Charles S French Charitable Trust is to provide grant giving support to a wide range of charitable activities, primarily within Essex and North East London, whilst maintaining and developing the value of the Trust’s investments and assets.

In the memory of the late Charles French, the Trustees are committed to managing the Trust for the promotion and advancement of such charitable bodies, associations and trusts as they may consider at their discretion.

The aim is to maximise the value of annual grants made, by supporting charities which demonstrate that they make a worthwhile contribution to the needs and lives of others, whilst keeping costs and overheads low.

In the financial year ending 31 March 2021 grants totalling £503,353 were distributed to numerous projects in the following sectors.

14%

Community & arts

16%

Disabled

22%

Medical

4%

Hospices

9%

Disadvantaged

14%

Sports & holidays

10%

Educational

11%

Elderly