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Welcome to the Burden Trust web site We are a registered charity – No 235859. Rev Burden died in 1930 and by his will established a trust so that those in need could be supported in ways that were similar to the causes that he had championed during his life time.

The Trust is non-fundraising and distributes funds generated by its investment income.

The objects of the trust allow the trustees to consider grants in the following areas of need:
  • Medical Research
  • Hospitals
  • Retirement homes
  • Schools and training institutions
  • Homes and care for the young
  • Other charitable work which helps people in need
The Trustees meet each year in June and consider grant applications that have been received by 31st March in each year. Should an initial on line application be received and the trustees wish to pursue the approach they will make contact prior to the June Meeting any for further details required. During his life time Rev Burden made a difference in many peoples’ lives in and around the Bristol area. The Trustees are particularly interested in receiving applications for grant funding from local charitable organisations whose work and objectives fall within the overall objects of the Trust.

Grants have been made in the past for many causes and may be for sums less than £5000 or for larger amounts dependent upon the nature of the charitable activity and the need. Examples include: Crisis Centre Ministries, Alzheimers Research Trust and Changing Tunes. The trustees prefer to build a relationship with the organisation concerned and always look to see how best any project that is funded can be effectively sustained for the future.

Should you wish to make an application please use the on line application form available on this web site.

The Trustees:

Dr. Joanna Bacon
Dr. M. G. Barker
Mr. R. E. J. Bernays
The Rt. Rev. George Cassidy
Professor A Halestrap
Mr. A. C. Miles
Professor G. M. Stirrat
Harold Nelson Burden