Grant Making Guidelines

What areas does CCT support?

We focus new grants on organisations which:

  • promote physical and mental wellbeing
  • conserve our natural environment and promote the sustainable use of resources
  • increase the accessibility of the arts, especially for young people

We prefer to support charities which address the root causes of problems and we welcome applications for research projects.

Where we make grants for care and counselling these are normally applied to organisations where a small grant can make a real difference. 

What does CCT not support?

  • Local branches of national charities
  • Overseas charities
  • Animal welfare organisations
  • Sports tours
  • Research expeditions
  • Sponsored adventure holidays
  • Applications for individuals
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs)
  • Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs)


We mainly support national charities but also support local charities if their beneficiaries or activities are located in North Wales, London or South East England (specifically, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire).

Who can benefit?

Any recognised charity meeting these guidelines can benefit. 

Most of our grants are made for £1,000 or £2,000. For an indication of the sizes of organisations we support please be guided by the lists of our recent grants (see link below).

Larger grants are made but these are confined to the charities originally supported by our benefactor, Marjorie Chapman, and to charities in which the current trustees have a special interest.

How will you hear about your application?

We receive a great many applications and regret that we cannot acknowledge receipt. Please regard the absence of any communication for six months as an indication that we have considered the application but it has been unsuccessful. Lists of grants made are posted here.