Albert Hunt Trust

The Albert Hunt Trust is a grant-giving charitable trust that provides grants to UK registered charities that are based and working locally in the UK. It has distributed more than £40 million in grants since it was established in January 1979.

The Albert Hunt Trust announced in July 2023 that it plans to spend its entire resource by January 2029, its 50th anniversary.

In January 2024, the trustees announced that they intend to put in place plans for the final grant making strategy during 2024. This will be announced at the earliest opportunity to ensure past, present and potential future beneficiaries understand the funding opportunities available. In the meantime, groups who meet the current criteria are encouraged to submit their application.

Core funding is available to support local charities throughout the UK that:

  • Provide hospice care – this is a priority area.
  • Provide support for the homeless.
  • Promote health and wellbeing for areas such as family support eg Home Start, counselling services, suicide prevention, specific carers support, cancer support, prisoner support and rehabilitation, community centres, food banks and debt advice.

The following funding is currently available:

  • Core funding of hospices – typical grant sizes range from £20,000 to £40,000 (an increase from the previous £10,000 to £20,000). 
  • Core funding support for the homeless – typical grant sizes range from £5,000 to £10,000.
  • Promoting health and wellbeing – typical grant sizes range from £1,000 to £5,000 (an increase of the minimum grant of £500 to £1,000).

The Trust is open for core funding applications but closed to capital funding applications.

Groups that wish to apply under the health and wellbeing heading should first contact the Trust to see if their application would be considered.

Applications are made using the online application form on the Albert Hunt Trust website.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling monthly basis subject to the trustees availability. The deadline for submissions is the last working day of each month. If successful an award is made around six weeks after the submission deadline.

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