LARGE GRANTS

Large Grants are made by the Trust in a fixed seven-year cycle.

 

In only two years of that cycle are grants made in response to applications from external charities, and then only to charities for wildlife and environmental causes.

When Large Grants are made for wildlife and environmental causes they are typically in the £5,000 to £50,000 range.

The most recent open years for wildlife and environment grants were 2016 and 2017. The next time applications for Large Grants for wildlife and the environment will be accepted are from January 2023 through to December 2024.

Please note that we will not be looking at any applications for Large Grants until January 2023.

THE LARGE GRANT CYCLE


1ST YEAR

Magdalen College, Oxford

2ND YEAR
Rendcomb College, Gloucestershire

3RD & 4TH YEAR
External applications accepted for wildlife and environmental causes.
Charities or organisations dedicated to the conservation and protection of wildlife.
Charities or organisations dedicated to the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment in order to promote the biodiversity of its fauna.

We will next be accepting applications for these wildlife and environmental causes from January 2023 and will accept applications for such causes through until December 2024.

5TH YEAR

The Ditchley Foundation

6TH & 7TH YEAR

Suitable charitable causes awarded at the discretion of the Trustees. Grants are awarded at the discretion of the Trustees. No external applications accepted.

RECENT GRANTS

Tusk Trust – £100,000
Royal Horticultural Society – £20,000
Spey Fisheries – £12,500
Fair Isle Bird Observatory Trust – £20,000
Global Canopy Programme – £50,000
The British Beekeepers’ Association – £50,000
European Squirrel Initiative – £25,000
Norfolk Wildlife Trust – £25,000
Oxford Botanic Garden – £25,000
Barn Owl Trust – £20,000
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust – £20,000
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust – £20,000
Scottish Wildlife Trust – £20,000
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust – £20,000
The Woodland Trust – £20,000
FWAG – £10,000

CONTACT

T: +44 (0) 1608 678051
E: HDHWILLS@BTCONNECT.COM

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The HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust

Registered charity no. 1117747
Company limited by guarantee registered in England No. 06025028

Registered office

Henley Knapp Barn, Fulwell, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 4EN

The Martin Wills Fund

Provides funds for the larger grants
Registered charity no. 1117747/1

Subsidiary charity of The HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust

The Martin Wills Wildlife Maintenance Fund

Provides funds for the monthly
conservation of wildlife and the environment grants

Registered charity no. 1139483
Company limited by guarantee registered in England 
No. 07417972