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The Brelms Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), originally set up as a Charitable Trust in 2007, offering grants to a wide variety of charities operating in the community. Funding is given exclusively to charities based in Yorkshire and directly benefitting only Yorkshire communities.

Priority in our grant giving is given to charities working at the heart of communities to tackle disadvantage and to provide sustainable benefit to the community. Applications are welcomed from a diversity of charitable organisations and can cover staff salaries, volunteer expenses and running costs, as well as direct service provision.

The Trust does not generally support the total cost of a project, and applicants should demonstrate that wider funding plans are in place. 

Grants are awarded from £1,000 to a maximum of £5,000 per year, either as a one-off grant or up to a maximum of 3 consecutive years. Therefore, a grant can total between £3,000 – £15,000 per application over a 3 year period. 

The Trustees meet quarterly, usually in March, June, September and December, to make grant awards but assessment of applications is ongoing throughout the year.


Applications are invited now for the June meeting.