Charles S French Charitable Trust

More than a half century of grant giving

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.

The Trust's seven Trustees, all of whom have connections to the late Charles French, are committed to managing the Trust in his memory and 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 year ended 31st March 2018 grants were distributed to projects in the following categories: Community and Arts (18%), Disabled and Disadvantaged (11%),
Medical (14%),
Hospices (6%), Children and Youth (15%), Sports and Holidays (13%), Educational (9%), and Elderly (13

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Charles S French Charitable Trust - Charity number: 206476