About

About the Trust

The Evelyn Trust is a grant-making charity supporting medical research and health and wellbeing projects in Cambridgeshire.

We are keen to work with people and organisations that want to help us do more or to co-fund projects, particularly those in Cambridgeshire who wish to give to research and would value working with us.

Over the last thirteen years we have made 163 grants to charities and non-profit making organisations totalling £14.5million. Each year, we hope to make grants totalling between £500,000 and £1.5m. We also consider applications for any amount, up to about £250,000.

Established as a charity in 1920, the Evelyn Trust owned and managed the Evelyn Hospital in Cambridge. In 2003 the hospital was sold and the funds invested. From these funds we make grants to support medical research and health and wellbeing projects in Cambridgeshire. We aim to support a broad range of projects. The Trust is increasingly interested in medical research and health and wellbeing projects that deliver transformational change, especially pilot or demonstration projects.

Grants are ‘one- off’ for a particular project and are available to non-profit making organisations, not individuals. We seek projects for which funding from the Evelyn Trust is significant in the context of the project and makes the difference to the project’s success. Funding can be for capital and people costs relating to frontline work.

We are keen to work with people and organisations that want to help us do more or to co-fund projects, particularly those in Cambridgeshire who wish to give to research and would value working with us.

The Evelyn Trust is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 166995. Registered office (not for routine correspondence): Shakespeare House, 42 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8EP. Charity registration number: 232891.