Welcome to The Clare Milne Trust
The Clare Milne Trust supports people living with disabilities in Devon and Cornwall.
The Clare Milne Trust is a grant giving charity that aims to provide financial assistance to support people of all ages in overcoming barriers to living a full and active life.
The Trust does this by making grants to registered charities and non profit making organisations which work directly with people who have disabilities and who are based in Devon or Cornwall .
The Trust focuses its grant giving on small effective charities and non profit making organisations that have good volunteer support.
The Trustees strive to offer fair and equitable scrutiny of all applications received.
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 1999 with funds derived from her grandfather, A.A. Milne. Unfortunately Clare died in 2012, but her legacy continues.
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.”
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Grant Application Deadlines
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 administrator, 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:
All grant applications must be received within the dates shown below in order to be considered for funding at the next trustee meeting. Any applications received outside of these dates will be deferred to the next meeting.
Grant applications will be accepted between Monday 13th November 2023 and Thursday 28th December 2023.
These grant applications will be considered at the trustee meeting on Wednesday 24th January 2024.
Grant applications will be accepted between Monday 19th February 2024 and Thursday 28th March 2024.
These grant applications will be considered at the trustee meeting on Wednesday 24th April 2024.
Grant applications will be accepted between Monday 13th May 2024 and Monday 24th June 2024.
These grant applications will be considered at the trustee meeting on Tuesday 16th July 2024.
Grant applications will be accepted between Monday 12th August 2024 and Monday 30th September 2024.
These grant applications will be considered at the trustee meeting on Wednesday 23rd October 2024.
Applications are only accepted on the Clare Milne Trust grant application form.
Contact The Trust
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