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Welcome to the Norman Collinson Charitable Trust


The Norman Collinson Charitable Trust gives financial support by way of grants to charities and charitable causes. The support is mainly in respect of projects benefiting the residents of York and the surrounding areas. Grants rarely exceed £5,000 and are often in the range of £200 to £2,000.


The Trust is largely funded by the capital provided by its founder, Norman Collinson and some subsequent family donations. The Trustees meet once a month to consider applications. Generally the Trust aims to assist the young, the disabled, the aged and infirm as well as local community organisations where need is demonstrated. The Trustees confine the grants to the benefit of persons in York and district unless special circumstances apply.


The Trust normally receives over 100 grant applications and awards approximately 80 grants per annum. Since being founded the Trust has donated over £3,000,000 and those donations have been funded, in the main, by income and growth of the original capital. If you are interested in making a financial donation to help the work of the Trust please contact the Clerk to the Trustees to discuss options.


     Registered Charity Number 277325