Jephcott Charitable Trust Grant

Jephcott Charitable Trust

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Grant amount: £2,000 - £20,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project, Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, Caribbean Show all

Location of residency: Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, Caribbean Show all

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Jephcott Charitable Trust Background

The Jephcott Charitable Trust was established by Sir Harry Jephcott in 1965. Sir Harry was a pharmaceutical chemist and industrialist and in 1919 he joined Joseph Nathan, an Anglo-New Zealand company which marketed dried milk under the trade name Glaxo. He became the architect of what is one of the world's major pharmaceutical companies, being largely responsible for providing Glaxo with the scientific base on which its prosperity depended. He retired as Managing Director in 1956, subsequently becoming non-executive Chairman and later honorary life President. He was knighted in 1945 and created baronet in 1962. He endowed several charities. The Jephcott family continue to be actively involved with this Trust.

Our Funding Priorities

We like to make grants which will make a difference, preference will be given to charities or projects which are having difficulty getting started, or raising funds from other sources. This often means that the Trust is funding capital projects, eg for equipment or materials, rather than running costs. Grants are made to charities in all parts of the world.

Population Control

The Jephcott Charitable Trust is prepared to consider support for schemes, particularly educational ones, which help to control excessive growth in population.

The Natural Environment

The Trust has supported a number of projects involved in conserving the natural environment. It does not support projects involving animal welfare or heritage sites or buildings.


Projects will be considered include benefitting people of all ages and backgrounds. They may be able to provide formal education, to teach vocational skills to enhance the possibility of employment, to enhance computer skills, health awareness, distance learning.


A very wide range of healthcare projects are supported. Projects which require long-term funding are not normally considered. The Trust prefers to make one-off donations to get many projects started, rather than support fewer projects charities over a long period.

Information to Help You Apply

  • We make grants towards project costs – we prefer capital rather than running costs
  • It is not usual to make more than one grant to any organisation, preferring to help many new projects get started.
  • Grants are made in the range of £2,000 to £10,000, and in exceptional cases only, up to £20,000.

The diversity of appeals made to the Trustees make it difficult to provide specific guidelines in order to achieve selection. The Trustees are flexible in their approach, and take the following into account when considering an application:

  • 'Pump-priming' donations - usually given to new organisations and areas of work
  • The ability to effectively evaluate and monitor the long-term benefit and value of the donation
  • Involvement with a third party (eg NGOs) Whether the project is basic or palliative.
  • Local involvement in overseas projects and local sourcing of any materials required
  • Involvement with a third party - for example ODA, NGO
  • Charity administration costs as a percentage of funds raised – this should be below 15%
  • The reserves and assets held by the Charity 
  • Whether the project is basic or palliative, on-going and long-term
  • To what extent has the organisation has helped themselves and sought to raise funds 
  • Whether the applicant has been the subject of any adverse comment or action by the Charity Commission - If so full details must be provided

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • You can apply if:
    • You are a registered charity or properly constituted organisation.
      • The purpose for which you are applying must be legally charitable and your constitution must allow you to carry out that work.
    • Your proposal falls within our funding priorities.
    • The work for which you want funding has not already taken place.
    • The work will benefit an individual.


  • The Trust prefers to support projects which: Are pump-priming – helping to get an organisation up and running, or make a significant step forward.


  • The Trust does not support:
    • Organisations whose administrative expenses form more than 15% of their annual income.
    • Individuals.
    • Animal welfare.
    • Heritage.
  • Your application is unlikely to be successful if it:
    • Consists of core funding and/or salaries
    • Involves animal welfare or heritage
    • Comes from an individual, including students
    • Is a general appeal from large national organisations
    • Is from organisations concerning themselves with poverty in the UK