Applications - The Oak Trust, Essex

Over the years the Trust has made grants to a wide variety of charities, many of which have been assisted annually over a long period. There are no specific criteria, but consideration is given, among other things, to:

  • People who are disadvantaged (in the widest sense)
  • Personal development through adventure
  • The environment
  • Whether the charity will be able to bring life-changing benefits to its clients
  • Whether a small grant of, say, £500 will really make a difference to the charity
  • How challenging the raising of the money for the particular cause will be
  • The number of people assisted per £ spent
  • The viability of the charity and where the rest of the money will come from
  • How much the charity spends on fund-raising and administration
  • Whether the charity works locally, nationally or internationally 

Please see the application form for the next review and submission dates.


Registered charity number: 226217