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 2015 we paid 102 grants totalling £819,558 to a wide variety of good causes throughout Gloucestershire, ranging from small grants of £500, to larger grants of over £20,000. Read More
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
Presentation of the grant cheque September 2015. Left to right: Trustee, Kate Hicks Beach; Project Pilgrim Manager, Anne Cranston; Dean of Gloucester Cathedral, Reverend Stephen Lake; Trustees, Vanessa Arburthnott, Anthony McClaran, James Millar and Edward Gillespie; Trust Administrator, Lavinia Sidgwick; Gloucester Cathedral Architect, Antony Feltham-King. Photo credit: Kevin Fern Photography
Click on the video below to view a history of grants paid
1ST STAGE APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN
The deadline for the January 2017 funding round is 9th December 2016. Please visit our How to Apply page for a link to the online application form.
APPLICATIONS OPEN 9am TUESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER
Please see the How to Apply page for more details and a link to the 1st stage application form. The deadline for first stage applications is 9th December 2016.
1ST STAGE APPLICATIONS CLOSE AT 5.30 PM, FRIDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER
Due to a significant number of applications, any 1st stage application received after 5.30 pm on Friday 9th of September will not be eligible for November 2016 meeting and you will need to resubmit during the next application window.
SUMMERFIELD LECTURE - Cheltenham Town Hall, 7:30pm, Monday 10th September `How To Live Better'
Please join us and our guest speaker, Michael Puett from Harvard University. Michael is the author of The Path, a small introduction to the behavioural philosophy he teaches at the Universty. The philosopher Julian Baggini is confirmed to chair the event
and we hope to welcome Ritula Shah to discuss the central teachings and beliefs at the heart of Jainism.
PLEASE NOTE You have until 09/09/16 to complete a first stage application for our November meeting, not 05/08/16. We hope to hear from you!
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the November funding round, the deadline for stage one applications is 09/09/2016. See the 'How to Apply' page for more information.
OUR ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2015 IS NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW ONLINE OR DOWNLOAD. Read more
CHANGES TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES: Following the retirement of Anthony McClaran as Trustee at the end of 2015, we are delighted to welcome Mr David Owen to the board. Read more