Sir James Knott Trust supports charitable activity in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, County Durham and Hartlepool.
The Trust is an excellent local funder that makes monthly decisions on applications of up to £1,000 and larger grants three times per year.
Special consideration is given to charitable activities known to have been of particular interest to Sir James Knott. They include: Providing opportunities for people to congregate such as youth clubs and projects to help the elderly. Sir James was concerned that people could find work and so they support training. He was keen to ensure that that people have a roof over their heads, where they are safe. Finally, Sir James and Lady Knott, having lost two of their sons in active service in the First World War were drawn to military and maritime good causes. .
The Trustees have wide discretion on the distribution of funds. They do not fund research or activity that has already taken place. They do fund faith based organisations as long as the activity is open to those of all faiths and none.
Monthly decisions on grants up to £1,000 and Trustees meet to consider larger grant applications three times a year. Grants totalling about £1.8million a year are made, funded from investment income. Read more here.
Please apply to the Trust using the new online facility.
COVID-19: The Trust has made significant donations to the Community Foundation to support both of their Coronavirus Emergency Funds. If your application relates to Coronavirus Emergency Funding then please apply directly to the Community Foundation and not to the Sir James Knott Trust.
Please note: the office is closed under lockdown. If you make an application by post we will not see this until the restrictions are lifted and so we again urge you to use the online application facility. The office telephone will not be answered during this period, but we would encourage you to contact us to discuss your circumstances and your plans at firstname.lastname@example.org – Barbara or Jo will call you if you leave a contact number.