About us 

The objectives of the Bransford Trust CIO are to advacen the following purposes for the benefit of the public within Engalnd: the advancement in life of young people; the relief of poverty; the preservation and protection of health and the relief of sickness; the advancement of education (in particular vocational education in trades and draft), the promotion of community participation in healthy recreastion; and the promostion of the arts, culture and heritage of England. In seeking to assist the charitable activities of organisations engaged with the arts, music, education and wellbeing of young people, Bransford Trust CIO own 'Royal Porcelain Works' - a vibrant cultural development in the heart of historic Worcester. Via the Royal Porcelain Works, the trust is providing a regenerated site to enable community events, activities and initiatives - especially those dedicated to the arts - to utilise the facilities for raising awareness, supporting projects and fundraising opportunities. 

The Bransford Trust also offer the provision of financial support likely to have been found difficult to access elsewhere. For an initiative to receive funding from the Trust, applicants will need to clearly demonstrate the delivery of educational, cultural, sporting, community and healthcare benefits for their local area; noting the Trust’s particular focus on the development and wellbeing of young people. 

The Bransford Trust is keen to support activities aligned with its values and objectives, described on this website and further put into context with examples of activity recently supported in the Case Studies and News sections.

The Trust does not fund individuals, commercial activity or public sector bodies and prioritises support of initiatives designed to create a step change or expansion of organisations’ charitable activities over support for day to day operating costs.

The Trust meets twice a year to consider applications for grant funding. The fixed closing dates for applications, to ensure their consideration at the relevant meeting, are the 30th June and 15th December. The Trust will only consider applications made via its website, through which all communication with applicants will be conducted.