Reverend Harold Nelson Burden (1859-1930) established a trust by his will so that those in need could be supported in ways that were similar to the causes that he had championed during his lifetime. 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
- Retirement homes
- Schools and training institutions
- Homes and care for the young
- Other charitable work which helps people in need
During his lifetime Reverend Burden made a difference to many peoples’ lives in and around the Bristol area and the trustees favour acting in a similar way, being particularly interested in grant applications from local charitable organisations whose work and objectives fall within the overall objects of the Trust and are broadly in line with the tenets and principles of the Church of England.