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.”

Could The Clare Milne Trust help with your next project?

The Clare Milne Trust funds registered charities working with people with disabilities in the South West. If you meet this criteria, we may be able to offer support to your project.

Find out more about our application process here.

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 deadlines shown below:


Trustee meeting Wednesday 26th January 2022 - grant application deadline Wednesday 5th January 2022

Trustee meeting Wednesday 27th April 2022 - grant application deadline Monday 4th April 2022

Trustee meeting Wednesday 13th July 2022 - grant application deadline Monday 20th June 2022

Trustee meeting Wednesday 12th October 2022 - grant application deadline Monday 19th September 2022

Applications will only be accepted on the new Clare Milne Trust application form.

Click here to download the new application form.

Contact The Trust

The Clare Milne Trust


Ladram Road





01395 270418