The Archer Trust - title


Introduction to the trust

The Archer Trust is a UK Christian charitable grant-making trust, registered with the Charity Commission number 1033534.

The Archer Trust was set up in 1994 in memory of Ronnie Archer, who rose through the ranks of Unilever to become Vice-Chairman. It is hoped that the Archer Trust will be a fitting memorial to a talented but modest man.

Any correspondence should be addressed to the Secretary, The Archer Trust, Bourne House, Wadesmill, Ware, Herts, SG12 0TT.

Guidelines for applications for grants

If you meet the following criteria, we may be able to help you:

  • You are a small UK charity for whom a grant of between £500 and £4,000 will make a big difference.
  • In one way or another, you provide aid or support to a defined group of needy or deserving people, for instance those with physical or mental disabilities or the disadvantaged.
  • You are competently run and can support your application with up-to-date accounts.

We prefer to support organisations working in areas of high unemployment and deprivation. We favour charities which make good use of volunteers. We support projects both in the UK and overseas, but for overseas projects only via UK charities which can ensure that funds are being well used.

We do not support:-
(a) Individuals (including GAP applicants)
(b) Conservation, heritage and environmental projects
(c) Conversions for disabled access
(d) Charities supporting animals
(e) Research.

We receive many applications; we cannot give grants to them all. We will reply at our own expense to successful applicants or to those whom we are seriously considering but need further information. We will not reply to unsuccessful applicants unless we have asked for further information. To save on your costs, please do not send a stamped addressed envelope. Replies may take some time because the trustees only meet twice a year.

Applications should be sent by post to The Secretary, The Archer Trust, Bourne House, Wadesmill, Ware, Herts, SG12 0TT.