Funding: Eleanor Peel Trust

The Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust funds:

  • Medical charities - research and care specifically aimed at benefiting older people, to include Alzheimers, Macular Disease, prostate cancer, Parkinson's disease.
  • Charities in connection with old people - old age, homes, carers.
  • Charities for people fallen upon hard times - disabled, hospital, hospices, ex-services, natural or man-made disasters, mental health (including drug and alcohol addiction), homelessness.

The Trust like to focus on medium sized charities where they feel their grant will make a difference. They aim to support fewer charities with larger, £5,000+ grants.

You can apply via a spreadsheet available from their website, at

Deadline: For first time applicants the deadlines are 31st May 2011, 30th September 2011 and 31st January 2012.

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