About Us 2021-01-18T17:24:18+00:00


The Hadfield Trust was constituted by Trust Deed on 1st September 1997.
It was endowed through the generosity of one family who had lived in Cumbria for many years and loved the County.

Who We Are:

The Hadfield Trust gives grants to charitable organisations in Cumbria. We are keen to support community projects that meet the needs of the Cumbrian community and make a real difference to the quality of life of those living in the County.

We are particularly interested in projects that address social needs; youth and employment; help for older people; the arts and the environment. It is the intention of the Trustees that awards should benefit as many residents as possible, in particular those who are disadvantaged.

In 2001, in response to the Foot and Mouth outbreak that devastated Cumbria, particularly agriculture and tourism, the Hadfield Trust devised a Short Break Scheme funding much needed breaks for affected farming families at hospitality providers in Cumbria, thus providing greatly appreciated support to both sectors. This fund gave out over £500,000 including match funding and donations.

Deadline dates:

1st February; 1st June; 1st October

Decision dates:

End of March, July and November

We fund up to £5,000 but most of our awards are between £1,500-£3,000.

The Trustees:

Roy A. Morris CBE DL  Chairman of Trustees

Andrew W. N. Forsyth Chairman of the Panel

William Rathbone OBE

Andrew T. Morris

Caroline F. E. Addison

Duncan Bailey

The Trustees greatly benefit from the guidance of the Advisory Panel that meet before the Trustees to discuss the applications. Panel members are chosen from across Cumbria for their knowledge and experience of the County and its charitable sector.

The Administrator to the Hadfield Trust:
Susan Berriman.
The Assistant to the Administrator:
Mrs Valerie Hewitt.