The Foundation was set up as a generalist grantmaking trust in 1971. We continue with the broad philanthropic interests of our benefactor John Ellerman 2nd Bt., while reflecting changing times.
Our aim is to advance the wellbeing of people, society and the natural world.
As a responsive funder supporting work across the UK, we listen to what our applicants think is important.
For our funds to have as wide an impact as possible we look for charities that have a national footprint.
We will support core costs or projects, depending on what is most needed. Our preference is core costs.
We wish to be flexible in our funding, and have criteria in place outlining what it is that we are looking to support.