The Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust – 3 deadlines through the year.



The Trustees usually meet on three occasions each year (March, July, and November). All applications for general grants are first vetted by the Secretary and/or two Trustees. Any applications rejected at this stage are listed in the agenda for the next trustees’ meeting with the reason for rejection.

Applications put forward for consideration at the trustees’ meeting are presented to the trustees with a summary report, recommendation and details of the applicant Charity’s financial position.

Organisations The Trust Seeks To Support and Grant Making Policy

In accordance with the Trust Deed, the Trustees make general grants to UK registered Charities involved in the following activities:

  • Medical care charities
  • Charities in connection with old people
  • Charities assisting people who have fallen on evil times through no fault of their own
  • Various charitable bodies specified in the Trust Deed

The founding Trust Deed prohibits Trustees from making grants to charities primarily devoted to children or which are under the control of central or local government.

In order to assist prospective applicants, areas of operation specifically supported are detailed below:

  • Medical care charities – care specifically aimed at benefitting older people, to include Alzheimer’s, Macular Disease, Prostate Cancer, Parkinson’s disease, etc.
  • Charities in connection with old people – Old Age, Homes, Carers
  • Charities for people fallen on evil times – Disabled, Hospices, Ex services, Natural or Man-made disasters, Mental Health, Homelessness.

For more information and to apply please visit the funders website here



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