The Charles Plater Trust is a charitable organisation dedicated to advancing the work of Father Charles Plater by developing social justice through education. Established as the successor to the former Plater College, Oxford, the Trust makes grants to organisations throughout England and Wales in pursuit of the Plater vision in its modern context. Each year a theme is used to highlight a particular side of this vision, whether emphasising the development of lay leadership, bringing education and opportunity to the most marginalised, or developing innovative new applications of Catholic social thought.
Please note: The Trust does not award grants to individuals but only to charitable organisations. Grants are only awarded following an annual invitation for applications on the theme chosen for that year. Unsolicited applications will not be considered.
(1) Trust to relaunch grant awards from the autumn 2017
Following the recent review of its grant-making processes (see News), the Plater Trust will resume making grant awards in the autumn of this year. We will advertise, as in the past, in the Catholic media to invite applications on the chosen theme for this round of grants, from September. (Posted 15th February 2017)
(2) Plater Trust seeks new trustees and committee members
The Charles Plater Trust wishes to appoint a small number of new Trustees – to help further the Trust’s objectives and to have an oversight of the Trust’s activities as several of the Trust’s nine trustees are approaching the end of their terms of office. The Trust is also seeking to recruit additional members of its Grant-making and Finance committees. The Trust would be particularly interested in applicants with financial, charity and project management expertise but all expressions of interest will be welcome.
For further information on the roles and responsibilities of trustees and details of how to apply, email: email@example.com .
Deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 2nd March 2017. (Posted 1st February 2017)