Trust List December 2020
This edition sees a significant drop in the number of charities registering, the number of new grant makers and the number picked up through prospect research. In fact, we need to go back over 5 years to see such low numbers.
There are 79 new grant makers in this edition, against a rolling 12 month average of 102, with just 15 trusts highlighted through prospect research, against an average of 29. Overall a very poor month. Perhaps people decided to call it a day and try to enjoy Christmas. Perhaps this is a direct effect of the world grinding to a halt.
As always, along with the classic 'relief, education and health', we see several trusts interested in conservation, community support, social inclusion and young people. However, a greater proportion of those listed now cite things like 'community in a specific area' where no doubt funders are looking to support those affected by the events of the last year. We also see a number of medical charities set up covering various conditions, and even a trust set up to support the voluntary sector un the UK (something tells me they're going to be swamped).