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Clare Milne Trust

The Clare Milne Trust supports disability projects in the South West. The Charity was established in 2002 by Clare Milne, who sadly died, with funds derived from her grandfather, A A Milne. Clare was herself disabled and had therefore experienced the benefits to be derived from well run hands on charities.

The aim of the Clare Milne Trust is to help smaller effective charities with good volunteer support with their work for the disabled in or close to Devon and Cornwall.

The Clare Milne Trust supports:

We are looking for local charities which are:

For larger grants please view the Clare Milne Trust's direct website www.claremilnetrust.com.

Grants of up to £1,500 are available for groups in Cornwall running smaller projects and are administered by CCF.


Case Studies

Funding Dates

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The Foundation are very fortunate to be working in partnership with the Clare Milne Trust to distribute their smaller awards for disability projects in Cornwall. Since 2010 through the CCF Clare Milne have invested nearly £20,000 to small grassroots disability projects. 

Penlee Family Project - Portreath Pantry

The Clare Milne Foundation awarded £940 to the Portreath Pantry to purchase a Thermomix, a mobile cooking device that gives step by step instructions with pictures. The Portreath Pantry are a monthly community cafe who are run by a group of adults with mental health challenges, adults with learning difficulties and volunteers. The Thermomix has helped the cafe to generate an income to support the group's activities.

“My husband and I are in our mid to late 80’s, we are for our son, David who helps at the Pantry. We have been delighted with David’s progress and with the reduction of other services, he has maintained connections to this important group. We attend the soup lunches with our friends and always are made welcome by the group. We have recently been to the no cost Christmas event, the Pantry are an important part of the community and all who attend, find a smile and quality food.”  


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The Clare Milne Trust has four funding rounds a year, the dates for 2018 are;

Deadline: 17th May 2018

Panel: 21st June 2018


Deadline: 9th August 2018

Panel: 13th September 2018


Deadlie: 1st November 2018

Panel: 6th December 2018

Download generic guidelines

Apply online using the link below. You can return to your online application form as many times as is needed, and save it as you go along. The online application link can also be shared with colleagues, or other parties, if more than one person needs to contribute to the application.

Apply online

> Requests up to £1,000

> Requests over £1,000