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 2014 we donated £522,230 to a wide variety of good causes throughout Gloucestershire. We paid a total of 104 grants ranging from small grants of £500, to larger grants of over £20,000. The average grant payment was £5,000.
Read more in our 2014 Grants Paid report.
TOTAL GRANTS PAID 2009 TO 2014
= £4,064,127 to 528 charities
Summerfield Charitable Trust Celebrates 25th Anniversary by Awarding £360,000 Grant to Gloucester Cathedral's Project Pilgrim. Read more
Click on the video below to view a history of grants paid
PLEASE NOTE: We have updated our funding criteria regarding requests for Salary/Staff costs. See our 'What We Fund' page for more information.
Applications are currently closed but will re-open November 2015.
Tickets now on sale for this year's Summerfield Event at Cheltenham Literature Festival on 7th October: The Ultimate Guide to Happiness. Read more
At their meeting in July, the Trustees awarded a grant of £15,000 to the Sue Ryder Hospice in Cheltenham in memory of Mrs Grace Fry. Read More
Trustees award a £20,000 grant to Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust for their project at Greystones Farm nature reserve. Read more
£75,000 Summerfield Trust grant helps Roses Theatre Capital Campaign for major redevelopment and modernisation of their community arts centre in Tewkesbury. Read more
Grace Fry Trust amalgamation: In March this year, the Trustees of the Grace Fry Charitable Trust transferred their investments to the Summerfield Charitable Trust. Read more
CREATE Gloucestershire: £10,000 grant benefits Gloucestershire apprenticeship scheme in the creative industries. Read More