Norman Family Charitable Trust

The Norman Family Charitable Trust was set up in 1979 when the family sold the chain of cash and carry stores in the South West of England. The idea behind the Trust was to give something back to the communities which had supported the business, through grants to charities and not for profit organisations. The Trust is based in Budleigh Salterton, where the business began.


Whilst the Trust can make grants all over the South West it tends to focus on the 9 areas in which there used to be a ‘Normans’ store, and the area local to Budleigh (East Devon and Exeter).


The Trust has recently begun a new financial year and will be making grants in the region of over £400,000 this year. The majority of grants made are between £500 to £1,000, but have ranged from £100 to £25,000. The 7 Trustees have agreed on a new grant policy, details of this and of how to apply, can be found on the Trust’s website. Please visit:


Meetings to consider applications up to £5,000 are held every 6-8 weeks, larger applications are considered at quarterly meetings. The date of the next meeting is published on the web site.

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