Charitable Trust

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.

Click here to see the photo gallery of some of the presentations we have made.

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.

The Trust is now registered for Gift Aid and as such we have produced Gift Aid envelopes that you can use at your branch events. You can use these to collect funds at your events for either the Trust or a cause of your choice – you just need to make it very clear at the start of any event what you are collecting for. For more information, please contact the Trust's Secretary.

We are 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, Mrs Shirley Hankers on

Bob Smith
Royal Society of St. George 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.

Branch Matching Scheme

We are pleased to announce a new matching initiative from the Royal Society of St George Charitable Trust, in the hope that we can help more young people in their endeavours to support their community or their own personal development.

Under this initiative the Charitable Trust will match any donation that a branch makes to support a cause that aligns with its defined objectives, up to a limit of £1,000.

For more details, please contact the Trust’s Secretary, Mrs Shirley Hankers on

Charitable Trust Trustees
Bob Smith Chairman
Lloyd James Trustee & Treasurer
Shirley Hankers Trustee & Secretary
Joanna Cadman Hon. Trustee
Dennis Stinchcombe MBE Trustee
Chris Houghton, KCSt.G Trustee
Nick Dutt Trustee
Michael Riley Trustee
Nick Hinchliffe Trustee
Andrew Settle Trustee


Application to the Charitable Trust
Online Application Form
Grant Application Form
Branch Matching Grant Application Form

Registered charity no: 263076