The Trust was established by Adrian and Jane Frost in 2014 to formalise their long standing charitable support. It is intended to be a permanent endowment to enable giving beyond the current generation. To date the Trust has made more than 200 grants to a wide range of beneficiaries. The average donation has been £25,000 and generally applications of up to £30,000 are encouraged but larger gifts can be made where warranted.
The primary charitable purposes of the Trust are the prevention or relief of poverty; the advancement of education; the advancement of health or the saving of lives; and the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage, or science.
The secondary charitable purposes of the Trust are the advancement of citizenship or community development; the advancement of amateur sport; the advancement of environmental protection or improvement; and the relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship, or other disadvantage.
The trustees have already fully committed to supporting the fields of medicine and related professions connected to the causes, diagnosis, treatment and care of cancer and other malignant disease and will not be accepting applications for funding in that regard. Similarly the family donates to African causes through established NGOs. As a result the Trustees regret that they will not consider applications from these areas of need .
In addition the Trustees will give due consideration to the amount of any donation that reaches the intended beneficiary and to the existing reserves and resources of the applicant.