Applying to The David Gibbons Foundation


The Trust Deed of the David Gibbons Foundation states the following:

‘The objects are to promote the welfare and relief of

  • people suffering from sickness,
  • people suffering from financial hardship,
  • and the elderly,

within East Devon and the County of Devon, in any manner as the Trustees may decide’.

Grants are not made for the following reasons:

  1. Any fees payable of an ongoing nature (such as regular payments for rent)
  2. To individuals for trips overseas for any reason
  3. If a grant has already been made within the last 12 months.

The David Gibbons Foundation is a registered charity and  can be found on the Charity Commission by clicking HERE (opens in new window/tab)


Recent grant information

The following grants were made in the financial years to the  31st March: –




Value of grants made £122,681 £117,496 £109,264
Number of grants made 88 90 95
Average size grant for organisations and charities £1,727 £1,553 £1,493
Average size grant for individuals £453 £440 £442
Number of applications received 96 105 112
Success rate of applications 92% 85% 85%

Payment of grants

The Trust is phasing out the use of cheques to pay grants. All organisations, whether applying for themselves or for an individual, will need to supply bank identification with EVERY application. This bank identification must show the account name, the account number and the sort code.  This is destroyed once the application has been processed. 

For Individuals applying, grant cheques are no longer written out in the individual’s name. The name of an organisation is needed to whom the grant can be paid, preferably by BACS. E.g. University, Children’s Centre, Council. Please enter these details onto the application form. 


Please click here to read in more detail about applying – Application Forms