Centenary celebrations ahead

Centenary celebrations ahead

Rebecca looking through microscope

Rebecca Wood visiting the Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

The Evelyn Trust is delighted to be celebrating its centenary in November this year. 

“Actually, we will be 102 this year, but of course celebrations were not really possible in 2020. We’re busy planning an event for stakeholders and there will be an exciting announcement on a landmark centenary investment of an extra £1M. More details will follow later this year,” explains Rebecca Wood, the Trust’s Director. 

The Trust started life as a charity in 1920 with the establishment of the Evelyn Hospital in Cambridge. When the hospital was sold in 2003, the funds raised were invested and currently generate more than £1M each year which is distributed in grants for groundbreaking medical research and to vital health and wellbeing projects in the county. 

Do you have the skills to be a Trustee? 

With more demand than ever for our health and wellbeing grants, the Board is working to recruit a new Trustee with expertise in primary or community care. The new Trustee will be enthusiastic and knowledgeable about community health and wellbeing and someone who has held a relevant role, perhaps as a GP, community nurse or in a mental health service. Trustees usually live in, or near, Cambridgeshire and have a knowledge of the particular challenges to health and wellbeing faced by local populations. For more details and a Trustee information pack, contact rebeccawood[at]evelyntrust[dot]com 

Register now for Flexi-grant 

The Trust has launched its Flexi-grant system, and all grant applications will now be submitted online via the new system.  

“We’re excited about Flexi-grant as it is a much more streamlined approach to applications, making it easier and more efficient both for the Trust and for applicants. I would encourage everyone to register for the system now so they can simply login when they need to start an application at a later date,” says Nigel Wood, the Trust’s Grant Co-ordinator. 


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