About the Trust

The Trustees are principally concerned to support organisations and projects which were of particular interest to Lady Charlotte Bonham-Carter during her lifetime including the arts, projects of cultural interest, preservation of the countryside, support for young carers and older people, and early intervention projects for disadvantaged children and young people.

The Trustees:

  • Prefer to support smaller charities, where their funding can make an impact, rather than those holding substantial funds in reserve.
  • Do not support charities with religious or political objectives, Scouts, Girl Guides or similar groups, animal charities or large medical research charities.
  • Do not support applications by or for the benefit of individuals nor sponsorship for individuals raising funds on behalf of charities.
  • Will favour organisations that can demonstrate that they work within the county of Hampshire.
  • Applications for children and young people’s charities outside Hampshire will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

The Trust makes grants at the discretion of the Trustees and only supports charities and charitable organisations registered in the United Kingdom. Unsolicited applications for projects outside the UK will not be considered.

General Data Protection Regulations

Following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations, which come into force on 25th May 2018, The Charlotte Bonham-Carter Charitable Trust has reviewed the information it holds and how it deals with this information. The Trust only receives applications from registered charities and not from private individuals, and only shares the information received with the Trustees so as to decide whether or not to give a grant. We do not have or send out newsletters and do not contact individuals for any purpose other than processing their application.


  • Georgina Nayler MBE (Chair)
  • David Bonham-Carter
  • Eliza Bonham Carter
  • Jessie Grimond

Application Guidelines

  • Applications must be by letter and include details of the funds required, the funds raised so far and the timescale involved. They need to be accompanied by the completed Application Covering Sheet and sent by post, with supporting documents printed Single sided (we accept this may not be possible for the annual accounts).
  • Applications are not acknowledged on receipt.
  • Applications must reach the Charity’s Administrator by the closing dates (1st January and 1st September), applications arriving late will be held over for the following meeting.
  • Following the Trustees’ meeting (in March and October) only the successful applicants will be notified – this is due to the large number of applications received.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by the end of March or October following the Trustees’ meeting.
  • The Trustees do not provide feedback nor explanation for their decision.

Application Process

Applications must be made by letter accompanied by the completed Application Covering Sheet to the Charity’s Administrator explaining clearly what the charity does, and the purpose of the application. The application should include a copy of the latest accounts.

Key Dates

The Trustees aim to meet in March and October each year and the closing dates for applications are 1st January and 1st September.

Contact Information

Please ensure you have read the guidelines above prior to contacting the Trust.

Charity Administrator & Application Address

Mrs Jenny Cannon MVO
Rectory Road
East Carleton
NR14 8HT

Phone Number: 01508 571 230

Please note that applications will not be accepted via the online form below, this is purely for queries related to the Trust not covered by the information on this website.

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