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.
Latest on the review of the Trust’s grant making
(posted 4th August 2016)
The Trustees are currently undertaking a major review of the themes and priorities for awards in the light of experience of the first six years of the Trust. The review has a number of elements (including involving past grant recipients and beneficiaries) and so will take some time. At their meeting in July 2016, the trustees decided to cancel the 2016/17 round of grants, until after the independent evaluation currently being undertaken by the Charities Evaluation Service is received and considered. The next meeting of the trustees, in December, will consider the future timetable for the next round of invitations to bid for grants.
Further details will be set out on this site and in the Catholic media in the usual way.