Welcome to The Clare Milne Trust
The Clare Milne Trust supports people living with disabilities in Devon and Cornwall.
The Trust does this by making grants to charities working directly with people with disabilities in the South West. The Clare Milne Trust focuses its grants on small effective charities with good volunteer support.
Clare Milne, the granddaughter of Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne, had a disability and had therefore experienced the benefits that are garnered from well run and committed charities.
The Trust was established in 2002 with funds derived from her grandfather, A.A. Milne. Unfortunately Clare died in 2012, but her legacy continues.
It is the aim of The Clare Milne Trust to support and improve the lives of people living with disabilities in Devon and Cornwall.
In the words of Clare's late mother, Lesley Milne, "My dream is to know that my girl will be remembered for something that brings happiness where it is most needed.”
Grant Application Deadlines
During this difficult time The Clare Milne Trust recognises that Covid 19 poses great challenges to many.
We will strive to offer as much support to as many organisations and charities as we can.
This will be through our normal application review process, which occurs every three months.
We will continue to carefully review all applications in respect of our trust objects and values for those living within Devon and Cornwall.
Please contact the trust secretary, Emma Houlding, on 01395 270418, who will endeavour to assist with any urgent enquiries.
The Trustees review grant applications 4 times per year. Please make a note of the 2020 deadlines shown below:
Trustee meeting Wednesday 15th July 2020 - grant application deadline Monday 22nd June 2020
Trustee meeting Wednesday 14th October 2020 - grant application deadline Monday 21st September 2020
Trustee meeting Wednesday 27th January 2021 - grant application deadline Monday 4th January 2021
Applications will only be accepted on the new Clare Milne Trust application form.
Contact the Trust
The Clare Milne Trust