Welcome to the Summerfield Charitable Trust
The Summerfield Charitable Trust was established by Ronald Summerfield, a Cheltenham antique dealer, shortly before his death in 1989.
During 2019 we paid 77 grants totalling £783,173 to a wide variety of good causes throughout Gloucestershire, ranging from small grants of £500, to larger grants of £30,000. Read More
Summerfield Charitable Trust 30th Anniversary Innovation Awards - now closed.
“Due to the current Coronavirus crisis, Summerfield Charitable Trust has closed applications for our Innovation Awards early. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.”
To celebrate 30 years of charitable giving in Gloucestershire, the Summerfield Charitable Trust are launching four innovation awards, each worth £10,000, which will be given to projects or ideas which will tackle challenges in the county in new ways.
The Summerfield Charitable Trust was established by Ronald Summerfield, a Cheltenham antique dealer, shortly before his death in 1989. Since then £14 million has been invested in charitable projects and good causes throughout the county.
As well as celebrating all those organisations that the Trust has supported over the last 30 years, the Summerfield Charitable Trust want to mark this special anniversary by looking forward, with £40,000 dedicated to addressing challenges or creating opportunities in the county in new ways.
The four awards will reflect the key interest areas of the Trust:
Please go to the How to Apply page for further information
“After careful consideration The Trust are pleased to announce that we have moved our investments to Sarasin and Partners because the Trustees were impressed by their ethical policy”
Sarasin and Partners have an exclusionary ethical policy in place for the Summerfield Charitable Trust details of this policy can be found in the Sarasin Guide to Ethical Exclusions accessible via the Sarasin & Partners website.
You can read a summary of the policy on our news page by clicking here
New Chair of the Trustees
As of the 1st January 2020 we are pleased to announce that David Owen will be the Chair of Trustees taking over from Edward Gillespie who retired as chair at the end of December 2019.
For the last twenty years David has worked in Gloucestershire, first as Director of Enterprise and Innovation at the University of Gloucestershire and now as Chief Executive of GFirst Local Enterprise Partnership. He is currently a director of Gloucestershire Voluntary & Community Sector Alliance and Gloucestershire Enterprise Limited and is a member of the International Advisory Group of the Economic Development Council.
Farewell Lunch for Edward Gillespie
In 2015 the Summerfield Charitable Trust celebrated its 25th Anniversary by awarding a special grant of £359,000 to Gloucester Cathedral's Project Pilgrim. Read more
Click on the video below to view a history of grants paid
NEW TRUSTEE JOINS THE SUMMERFIELD TRUST BOARD
Roger Mortlock joined Summerfield's board of Trustees in May 2019. He is CEO of the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, the country's largest environmental charity with 28,000 members and over 60 nature reserves.He has a particular interest in ecological land management, and programmes that connect people and nature, especially in relation to health and wellbeing.