The Ernest Cook Trust is an educational charity that traditionally gives grants to registered charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations wishing to encourage young people’s interests either in the countryside and the environment, the arts (in the broadest sense), or aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy. Since The Ernest Cook Trust is a land-based Trust, work which encourages or ensures the continuation of rural skills and crafts is of particular interest to the Trustees. All applications are expected to link in with either the National Curriculum or with recognised qualifications.
The Trust’s grant programmes supports state schools, small registered charities and not-for-profit organisations which would like to undertake projects that meet the Trust’s objectives.
Applications to this fund are currently closed whilst the Trustees realign their grant making programmes with their funding priorities. Keep an eye on their website for updates. The Trustees are expected to announce new grant programmes in the coming months.