A discretionary grant-making charity that awards small, medium and large grants to a wide range of UK registered charities. Charities working in the areas of animal welfare, the arts, children and young people, disability, food poverty, health, hospices and sport are regularly supported.

Application deadlinenone – applications may be made at any time in writing.
FunderThe Thompson Family Charitable Trust (founded 1985. Charity number 326801. Total value of all grants awarded during the year ended 31 January 2023: £14,330,000 (2022: £8,866,500)).
Who can applyUK registered charities.
Key wordsGeneral Charitable Purposes, Arts, Health, Disability, Hospices, Food Banks, Children and Young People, Animal Welfare, Sport, United Kingdom.

The Thompson Family Charitable Trust is a discretionary family-based grant-making charity operating out of offices in London. The Trust has the general charitable objective of making grants and donations to charitable bodies or for charitable purposes. Its aggregate donations since it was founded in 1985 is approximately £103 million.

During the year ended 31st January 2023, the Trust awarded grants totalling £14,330,000 (2022: £8,866,500), although this figure included a single grant of £7.5 million to Cambridge Children’s Hospital/Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust.

Grants made ranged from £1,000 to six-figure amounts and included grants to charities working in the areas of:

o Animal welfare.
o Arts.
o Children and young people.
o Disability.
o Food poverty/food banks.
o Health.
o Hospices, 
o Sport.

A list of all grants awarded by the Trust over the last two years are provided on pages 10 and 11 of its annual accounts.

Please note that the Trust does not have a website. Further information is, however available on the Charity Commission website.

The Trustees meet as regularly as is necessary to assess grant applications. Applications for donations are invited from all categories of UK registered charity. Applications – which may be made at any time – should be in writing in the first instance, and sent to the Trust at the following address:

Roy Copus
The Thompson Family Charitable Trust
Hillsdown Court
15 Totteridge Common
N20 8LR