About the Roughley Trust
The Roughley Trust is a medium-sized Birmingham grant-making trust.
We, the Trustees, use our knowledge of Birmingham local issues and neighbourhoods to support applicants who we believe can use modest grants for the greatest benefit.
Our interests are quite wide-ranging. We are as concerned about addressing special needs, deprivation and disadvantage as we are in fostering health and well being and a greater engagement with the arts, heritage and environment.
In small ways, we want to make a big difference.
Trustees give 'Larger grants' to a small number of Birmingham registered charities of which one or more of the Trustees have a special knowledge.
National and overseas charities
Trustees regularly support some overseas charities, and also may give grants to some individual charities outside Birmingham where one or more of the Trustees has a personal involvement.
Trustees only accept unsolicited Applications for Birmingham Charities (see eligibility).
From Nov 2015 the Roughley Trust will be awarding a number of AW60 grants, and showing these separately in the Grant listing.
The Trustees of the AW60 Trust have generously gifted funds to the Roughley Trust on the informal understanding that during Anthony Wilson's lifetime, the Roughley Trust will always give favourable consideration to projects nominated by him up to the likely value of the income on the gift.