Charitable Trust

The Royal Society of St. George Charitable Trust is thrilled and honoured to have received a gift of £2,500 from The Patron's Fund (Registered Charity No. 1164171).

The Patron’s Fund, the charitable fund set up to acknowledge the work of the charitable organisations for which Her Majesty, The Queen acts as a Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

Around £750,000 is available to distribute between nearly 300 charities and other organisations in the UK and the Commonwealth. The Fund received generous donations from a range of supporters; including individual donors, businesses, schools, community groups and the proceeds from The Patron’s Lunch, the event on the Mall last June.

The Charitable Trust's Chairman, Lt. Col. Leslie Clarke said "We are delighted to have The Queen as our Patron. This money will help us to support even more people in their endeavours to develop themselves and their local community."

The Charitable Trust has been really pleased to be able to make some great donations recently in support of some really worthwhile and well deserving causes. As you can see from the photos, we have been able to provide funds to support a cadet from the Air Training Corps in Battle, the Farnham Youth Band, Scouts attending a World Jamboree, TS Boxer Maritime Cadets as well as allowing over 300 cadets to attend the Cenotaph Parade in April.

The Trust was established in 1971 with the aim of using the income generated from the capital fund to support young people in their ‘worthy’ endeavours whilst promoting the name of England and the Society, spreading the funds as widely as possible through the branches of the Society. We usually try to identify causes that our funds can actually make a difference to the individual or group involved.

As the result of a change in our investment vehicle in the last year or so, our income for distribution has increased significantly. We are therefore always keen to hear from individuals or groups that we can support – preferably linked to, or supported by, a Branch or Members. If you have any suggestions, please forward them to the Trust’s Secretary, Albert Hankers on

Lt Col. Leslie Clarke
Chairman, Charitable Trust


Our main objectives are to help and encourage young people to greater achievement, whether in fields of academe, sport, adventure or business, to encourage their enterprise, skills and enthusiasm - for nothing succeeds without enthusiasm.

Each Branch is encouraged to recommend young people from their own area and a list of the current donations can be obtained from the Trustees.

Our funds are limited but if you know of any young person who is doing something worthwhile and who genuinely needs a donation to help with expenses, please get in touch with the Trust Secretary. And if you come across a windfall yourself, don't forget the Charitable Trust!

Please support our Charitable Trust by sending a donation to the Trustees at the Administration Centre address or consider the possibility of leaving a donation to the Trust in your Will.

Charitable Trust
Leslie Clarke Chairman
Lloyd James Treasurer
Albert Hankers Secretary
Cecile Gillard Trustee
Nick Dutt Trustee
Shirley Hankers Trustee
Joanna Cadman Trustee
Dennis Stinchcombe MBE Trustee
Chris Houghton Trustee
Bob Smith Trustee
Application to the Charitable Trust
Application Form Please use this form to complete for an application to the RSSG Charitable Trust. It can be:

Registered charity no: 263076