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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charitable Trust Trustees
|Dennis Stinchcombe MBE||Vice Chairman|
|Shirley Hankers||Grants Secretary|
|Chris Houghton, KCSt.G||Trustee|
|Nick Dutt||Ex-Officio Trustee|
|Edna Stinchcombe MBE||Clerk to the Trustees|
Application to the Charitable Trust
|Online Application Form||On Line Application Form (Opens in new window)|
|Grant Application Form||
Grant Application Form (PDF)
Grant Application Form (Word)
|Branch Matching Grant Application Form||
Branch Matching Application Form (PDF)
Branch Matching Application Form (Word)
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THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF ST GEORGE CHARITABLE TRUST
At the Furness Carers Halloween Party for young people, Paul Broom, the new Chairman of the RSSG Furness branch presented, not only the RSSG Charitable Trust grant Certificate to Jo White, of the Furness Carers, but the RSSG Furness branch cheque and the RSSG Charitable Trust grant match-funded cheque to the attending young people. The RSSG Charitable Trust were pleased to be able to match fund, the Furness branch donation to assist with the worthy cause, ‘All Ages Carers Support Services’.
On Sunday 2nd October 2022 RSSG Charitable Trust Trustee and RSSG Council Member/Youth Representative, Mr Dennis Stinchcombe MBE, was able to undertake two RSSG Charitable Trust grant Certificate Presentations. These at the Harvest Festival Service at Christ Church with All Saints, St Ewen and St George church in Bristol.
Joel Viner was one of the recipients. Joel was awarded a RSSG Charitable Trust grant of £500.00. Joel will be representing the Spinnaker Sea Explorer Sea Cadets at the Scout Association World Jamboree in South Korea during 2023. Joel photographed here with Mr Stinchcombe.
Felix Thacker was the other recipient of the RSSG Charitable Trust grant Certificate. Felix not only received the grant Certificate but awarded the Fifth and Final St George Chorister Bursary associated with Christ Church with All Saints, St Ewen, and St George. This for the 2022-2023 Academic Year. Felix will also be able to wear, during this period of time, the St George’s Charitable Trust Jewelled Collar. Well done Felix for achieving this Bursary of £500.00. Felix is photographed here receiving his Certificate, from Mr Stinchcombe, and wearing the Jewelled Collar.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, The Surrey Drug and Alcohol Care charity, were unable to undertake their normal face to face consulting, however with the RSSG Charitable Trust support covering the some of thier communication costs, they were able to hold telephone consultation meetings instead. Wendy Coad, Interim Chair of the SDAC, is shown here with the RSSG Charitable Trust grant Certificate.
During this July 2022, our RSSG Charitable Trust Chairman, Bob Smith had pleasure in presenting the RSSG Charitable Trust Grant Certificate to Alice O’Neil, who will be representing the Herne Bay Rangers, by participating in the 25th World Scout Jamboree, in South Korea during August 2023.
On Tuesday 26th July 2022, Cdr James Nisbet VR RN visited and presented to Officer in Charge, Nathan Leach, of the Hornchurch and Upminster Unit of the Sea Cadet Corps the RSSG Charitable Trust grant Certificate confirming a donation of £1,000 towards the refurbishment of their main deck.
The RSSG Charitable Trust would like to acknowledge, and thank, Sandra Rowse for the use of her photograph on our RSSG Charitable Trust web page.
RSSG Waterloo branch Chairman, Bob Smith, was at long last able to undertake the Presentation of the RSSG Charitable Trust Match funded grant Certificate to Ann Lovelace MBE, of The Orpheus Centre. This presentation took place on 20th April 2022 at the time of the RSSG Waterloo branch St George’s Day lunch.
The RSSG Charitable Trust were delighted to be able to support this worthy cause, with specialist equipment which included the printing of 100 ‘Disgraceful Cats’ books, a copy of which Ms Lovelace is holding in the photograph.
May I take this opportunity to register our deep appreciation for the generous grant from the RSSG Charitable Trust, via The Commonwealth Resounds. This has enabled the Pan African Choir (Uganda) to participate, with other Choirs, by recording (audio, video, and editing) the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons Celebration Song. This special Song will be sung and shown at the time of the sunset, on 2nd June 2022, when Beacons throughout the United Kingdom, The Commonwealth and HM’s Territories are lit in celebration of HM’s 70-year Reign.
Simon Yiga AFCM (African Federation of Choral Music) Representative (Uganda) & PACU Choir Artistic Director.
To hear the Choir singing the Platinum Jubilee Beacons Celebration Song please go to:
On Saturday 5th March 2022, RSSG Charitable Trust Hon Secretary, Shirley Hankers had the privilege of meeting and presenting the RSSG Charitable Trust Grant Certificate to Mr Ben Eydmann, CEO of The MahaDevi Yoga Centre at their HQ’s in Islington, London.
The MahaDevi Yoga Centre is dedicated to working therapeutically with children and young people with disabilities and additional or complex needs. To additionally raise funds for the Centre, a café style kitchen was installed so that parents could have coffee/tea and cake etc, whilst waiting for their young people undergoing treatment, rather than their going off to the local Costa/MacDonalds/Nero. The RSSG Charitable Trust grant assisted with the installation of the kitchen facilities.
Ten young people have been assisted to help with their onward journey in life, via a distant learning ‘Life Skills Course’ organised by Criminon UK. This course funded by the RSSG Charitable Trust. On 6th February 2022, Shirley Hankers, the RSSG Charitable Trust Hon Secretary and Haslemere Hon Life President presented, at the RSSG Haslemere branch ‘HM Queen Elizabeth II Accession 70th Platinum Anniversary’ lunch, the RSSG Charitable Trust grant Certificate, to Mrs Alison Daniels and Mr Phil Tyler, of Criminon UK.
Along with Kelly Wiggins and Sophia, who were visiting the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity centre; Debra Elliott, Communication and Fundraising Executive, of the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity, were pleased to accept the RSSG Charitable Trust match-funded grant cheque and grant Certificate, from the RSSG Sussex branch Chairman, Arun Agarwal.
Dame Vera Lynn had been an Honorary member of the Sussex branch.
HART is an independent charity which supports the South East Coast Ambulance Service by providing response to life-threatening or potentially life-threatening emergencies. The Royal Society of St George Charitable Trust are pleased to be able to match-fund the donation from the RSSG Sussex branch, which enables further equipment to be purchased for the people within Henfield and surrounding area.
On Sunday 24th October 2021 the RSSG Charitable Trust Chairman, Bob Smith, along with the RSSG Chairman, Joanna Cadman, following The London Area Sea Cadets Trafalgar Day Parade 2021, at The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, presented to James Bryan RNR, Executive Warrant Officer of The London Area Sea Cadets the RSSG Charitable Trust grant Certificate. The RSSG Charitable Trust were delighted to be able to support this Trafalgar Day Parade with a grant towards subsistence for attending Sea Cadets.
(The RSSG Charitable Trust would like to thank Sandra Rowse of sandrarowsephotography.com for permitting us to use her photograph)
On the first Sunday of Advent 2021, 28th November, Edmund Hogg was installed as the fourth RSSG St George’s Chorister within Christ Church with All Saints, St Ewen and St George, Bristol. Edmund was presented with the St George’s Collar and RSSG Charitable Trust Grant Certificate by RSSG Charitable Trust Trustee, Dennis Stinchcombe MBE. Our utmost Congratulations go to Edmund upon attaining this Honour.
On Friday 19th November 2021 Chairman of the RSSG City of Westminster branch, Alan Broomhead, with fellow branch Member, Dennis Ramsey, were pleased to present an RSSG match funded grant cheque for £600.00 to Glenys Creese, Head of Centre and Debra Elliot Communications and Fund Raising Executive. Also, in attendance at this Presentation, but taking the photograph, was Nick Dutt, Chair of Trustees of the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity and who is also Deputy Chairman of the RSSG and an RSSG Charitable Trust Trustee.
Friday 22nd October 2021 saw, due to Covid-19 restrictions, at long last RSSG Fenland branch Chairman, Brian Kierman, along with fellow Fenland branch Members, able to present framed Certificates, to the Wisbech Sea Cadet Corps at TS Falcon, Hon Membership and Affiliation to the RSSG. At this time Brian Kierman was also able to Mark the donation made by the RSSG Charitable Trust, of £1,000.00, to the Wisbech Sea Cadet Corps to assist with replacement, within TS Falcon, of the Unit’s failed heating system. The RSSG Charitable Trust Presentation Certificate had previously been received by the WSCC.
After several months of waiting to make sure everyone would be ‘safe’ the Gloucestershire RSSG chair Mrs Pat Ayres MBE presented a certificate to The Red Horse Foundation based in Thrupp, Gloucestershire on behalf of the RSSG Charitable Trust. Do please visit the website if interested in learning more. www.redhorsefoundation.org One of the quotes – ‘Let a horse whisper in your ear and breathe on your heart. You will never regret it.’ I know I will never forget this visit.
After a long, but understandable delay, Sara-Jane Gray, Chairman of our Haslemere branch was able to present the RSSG Charitable Trust grant Presentation certificate to Mr Barraud, Deputy Head of Woolmer Hill School; The Royal Society of St George Charitable Trust was able to sponsor the super school initiative – ‘Activities Week’. This, during a week in the summer term, the students, thanks to generous donations such as this, had the opportunity to have new and exciting experiences in Sports, Music, Catering and the Arts, and to go on trips visiting places, the price of which may otherwise have been prohibitive.
Bletchley Park RSSG Charitable Trust Grant Certificate Presentation by RSSG Charitable Trust Chairman, G R (Bob) Smith to Jake Geelan, Development Officer, Bletchley Park Trust. Block E Learning Facility – The learning facility is the final part of a wider three-phase plan for the development of the Bletchley Park site. This plan includes the introduction of new galleries, a collection centre and the learning facility in three wartime buildings onsite. The learning facility will be in Block E, the wartime signals building built in 1943, where Codebreakers processed enemy communications. The new facility will introduce eight flexible and fully accessible learning spaces for schools and families, a 250-seat lecture theatre with full digital facilities. A fuller report will be found in the December 2021 edition of ‘St George for England’.
Following Evening Prayer, on Sunday 18th July 2021, the RSSG Charitable Trust Hon Secretary, Shirley Hankers, had the great privilege of presenting, at the entrance to St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle to the Right Reverend David Conner, Dean of Windsor, not only the RSSG Charitable Trust 2021 grant Certificate but the 2020 RSSG Charitable Trust grant Certificate, which, due to Covid-19 restrictions had been delayed for a year.
RSSG Seahaven branch President, Mr Laurie Holland, accompanied by the branch Vice Chairman, Ann Abbott and Treasurer Jan White, presented a RSSG Charitable Trust Match-Funding cheque, of £350.00 and grant Certificate, to Maureen Colleary, of The Youth Counselling Project Trust. Ms Colleary was accompanied by fellow Trustees, Christine McAllen, Josephine Stone and Susie Silvester. The photograph was taken by the RSSG Seahaven branch Chairman, Mr Bob Peedle, MBE.
On Saturday 8th February 2020, Esther Bull was presented, by His Worship the Mayor of Sale, Cllr Rob Chilton, who was accompanied by RSSG Council Hon Secretary and RSSG Charitable Trust, Trustee, Michael Riley, a cheque for £500.00 and RSSG Charitable Trust grant Certificate. Esther is undertaking an expedition, with Aquinas Collage, to Kenya during 2021. The expedition is to partake in the conservation of wildlife and fauna, improving natural water holes and planting of native trees and assisting with the construction and renovation of homes and schools within the Muhaka village.
Hon Life President of RSSG Haslemere branch and RSSG Charitable Trust Hon Secretary, Mrs Shirley Hankers, had, at the same RSSG Haslemere branch event, pleasure in assisting our RSSG Chairman, Mrs Joanna Cadman in presenting to Alice (Bronte) Weekes a RSSG Charitable Trust Grant cheque, again for £500.00, also with the RSSG Charitable Trust Grant Certificate. Bronte is, with the Girl Guide Association, undertaking an Expedition to The Philippines during the summer of this 2020.
At the Haslemere branch, Chairman’s Post Christmas Drinks and Canapes event held on Saturday 18th January 2020, within the Haslemere Town Hall, The Chairman of the RSSG and Trustee, Mrs Joanna Cadman, had great pleasure in presenting a RSSG Charitable Trust Grant cheque, for £500.00, and RSSG Charitable Trust Grant Certificate to Olivia Gray. Olivia is to undertake Marine Conservation in Mozambique during 2021.
The RSSG Charitable Trust had immense pleasure in being able to ‘Match Grant Fund’, with the RSSG Waterloo branch, a cheque to the value of £250.00, to Myeloma Organisation UK. This grant to commemorate the life of, not only Waterloo branch Member John Oakley, but who was also a valued RSSG Council Member. The cheque was presented to Mrs Alice Cockburn, of Myeloma Organisation UK, by John’s widow, Lesley, who was accompanied by their son. Also, at the presentation was Chairman of the RSSG Charitable Trust and Waterloo branch Chairman, Bob Smith.
Friday 5th July 2019, saw the presentation, by RSSG Council and Executive Member, David Herbert, accompanied by RSSG Charitable Trust Hon Secretary, Shirley Hankers, to the 1st West Moors Scout Group of RSSG Charitable Grant cheque and Grant Certificate. The payment of £1,000.00 to assist with the rewiring of electrical equipment within their Scout Hut
Ellen Wilkinson and Alexander Papp, both students of The Purcell School, receive their RSSG Charitable Trust Grant Certificates on 5th July 2019, two days prior to their flying to Antigua and Barbuda to participate in mentoring and assisting with Composition within The Antigua and Barbuda Youth Symphony Orchestra, which is part of the Musical Outreach Project organised by the Commonwealth Resounds Department, of the school, and the Antigua and Barbuda Government
On Sunday 7th July 2019, RSSG Haslemere branch Member Ken Martin, landlord of ‘The Wheatsheaf Inn’, Grayswood, with RSSG Charitable Trust Hon Secretary, Shirley Hankers, present the RSSG Charitable Trust Grant Certificate to Joe Wagstaff. Joe is undertaking ‘The Bohunt Big Expediction to Mongolia’, during July 2019. Joe has worked, part-time, over the past year, at ‘The Wheatsheaf Inn’ to help raise money for his trip