The Ernest Cook Trust

The Weinstock Fund
1st November 2017
The John Armitage Charitable Trust
1st November 2017

The Ernest Cook Trust

This charitable trust makes educational grants for projects that benefit children and young people, with a focus on outdoor learning, conservation and the management of the countryside.  There are two grant programmes:

  • Small grants – between £100 to £4,000 – usually pump priming or educational resources for small groups, state schools and registered charities.  Applications can be made throughout the year and are considered bi-monthly, however the trust advises that applications be submitted six months in advance of the project’s expected start date.
  • Large grants – between £5,000 to £12,000 – usually for comprehensive education programmes, environmental projects or arts, crafts and architecture projects.  Applications are reviewed twice a year, in April the trustees consider projects related to the arts, crafts and architecture, in September the trustees consider projects covering the environment and countryside.  Projects related to literacy, numeracy and science are considered at both meetings.

Large grant applications must be received by 31st January to be considered at the Spring meeting.  There are no deadlines for small grant applications.  There is no application form – applications should be made in writing.  For more information on how to apply, visit the Ernest Cook Trust website here.