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Funds for Historic Buildings

  Programme Name
  Summary of Funding   The Trust makes donations to a wide variety of charities based preferably, but not exclusively, in North East England, ie Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and South Tyneside. One of its charitable objectives is 'the protection and preservation for the benefit of the public in England, such features of cities, towns, villages and the countryside as are of special environmental, historical or architectural interest'.
  Eligible Applicants   Registered charitable institutions whose objectives include those set out under Summary above. The Trust cannot consider applications from outside the geographical area, from educational establishments, or from individuals unless backed by a particular charitable organisaton.
  Geographical Coverage   See Summary above.
  Eligibility Criteria   Capital grants for building projects are excluded.
  Other Considerations  
  Amount   Variable.
  Form of Payment  
  Size of Fund  
  Application Form   No. Applications should be made in writing to the correspondent, including full backup information, a statement of accounts and the official charity number of the applicant.
  Guidance Notes Available   No.

The Trust aims to hold a grants meeting every 6 to 8 weeks, at which all applications are considered.

  Contact   Mrs Audrey Harvey, Trust Administrator
  Organisation   The Barbour Charitable Trust
  Address   PO Box 21, Guisborough, Cleveland, TS14 8YH
  Telephone   0191 455 4444 / 01287 634366
  Further Information  

The Trust derives its income from a share of the distributed profits in the private family company. Variations in this account for the fluctuations in the value of grants awarded from year to year, as noted below.

The principal priorities of the Trust are the social needs of the area; the Trust seeks to alleviate these problems and assist in the regeneration of the area.

The Trust has no specific commitment to the heritage at the present time; however heritage projects are not specifically excluded and are welcome to apply.

  AHF Comment  

In the year ended April 2008 the Trust distributed grants totalling some £425,000. This is much the same as in 2004, although the amount has varied considerably from year to year in recent years.

  Last Updated   29-07-2009