About us 

The Bransford Trust seeks to assist the charitable activities of organisations engaged with the arts, music, education and wellbeing of young people in the Worcester area two main functions;

The Bransford Trust own 'Royal Porcelain Works' - a vibrant cultural development in the heart of historic Worcester. The trust is providing a site dedicated to the arts, to enable community events, activities and initiatives to utilise the site for raising awareness, supporting projects and fundraising opportunities.

The Bransford Trust also offer the provision of financial support likely to have been found difficult to access elsewhere. For an initiative to receive funding from the Trust, applicants will need to clearly demonstrate the delivery of educational, cultural, sporting, community and healthcare benefits for the local area; noting the Trust’s particular focus on the development and wellbeing of young people.

The Bransford Trust is keen to support activities aligned with its values and objectives, described on this website and further put into context with examples of activity recently supported in the Case Studies and News sections. An independent grant making charity established in 2004 by the Kinnear family, the Trust contributes approximately £500,000 per year to charitable causes.

The Trust does not fund individuals, commercial activity or public sector bodies and prioritises support of initiatives designed to create a step change or expansion of organisations’ charitable activities over support for day to day operating costs. Additionally, the Trust will only consider applications for funding in support of activities and initiatives that take place in the Worcester area. 

The Trust meets twice a year to consider applications for grant funding. The fixed closing dates for applications, to ensure their consideration at the relevant meeting, are the 30th June and 15th December. The Trust will only consider applications made via its website, through which all communication with applicants will be conducted.