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 2013 we donated £457,833 to a wide variety of good causes throughout Gloucestershire. We paid a total of 79 grants ranging from small grants of £500, to larger grants of over £20,000. The average grant payment was £5,800.
2014 is the 25th Anniversary of the Summerfield Charitable Trust. To highlight the work of the Trust and explain more about its aims and priorities today and for the future, the Trustees commissioned a video which can be viewed by clicking on the image below.
Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
In 2009 the Summerfield Charitable Trust awarded a special one-off grant of £750,000 towards the art gallery and museum's major redevelopment project in Clarence Street, Cheltenham. The project was completed in 2013 and the refurbished art gallery and museum has been renamed THE WILSON, and re-opened on 5th October 2013. It includes a new Summerfield Gallery. Read more
WHAT ARE WE FRACKING FOR?
The Summerfield Debate at Cheltenham Science Festival 3rd June 2014. Join the debate. Read more
NEXT TRUSTEE QUARTERLY MEETING:
JULY 2014. Deadline for Stage 1 Grant Applications is 8/5/14.
Read more about our two-stage application process on our How to Apply page.
Currently running at the newly re-opened Art Gallery & Museum in Cheltenham is EMBRACE, an art exhibition, and the return of Rodin's THE KISS. Read more
Tirley floods: At their meeting in February 2014 the Trustees awarded a grant to Tirley Emergency Action Group towards storage facilities. Read more
REPORT FROM OAKWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL: Grant paid May 2013 for Sculptor in residence. "It has been a fantastic success, the children have gained much from working with the sculptor and creating artworks for the school." Read more
Stroud's Museum in the Park 'Walled Garden Project' benefits from £12,000 Summerfield Grant. Read more