Funding Local Causes

Trust Transfers

Trust transfers might particularly benefit local grant making trusts that trustees are finding difficult to manage. They may be struggling to make effective grants locally, the administrative duties might have become too much of a burden, or perhaps they are having difficulty recruiting new trustees. Or it might be that trustees are simply looking for an efficient and sustainable way of ensuring that the excellent work of their Trust and its charitable purpose is continued in perpetuity. Trustees can stay fully involved as advisors, recommending future grants, if they wish, while handing over the legal responsibility of managing the trust to HCF.
HCF is also able to draw on the collective experience of UK Community Foundations to provide guidance and support every step of the way to trusts wishing to consider transferring responsibility.  

The process to transfer a trust is straightforward.  If your trust is registered with the Charity Commission you can find out more here.

To find out more download our trust transfer leaflet here:


If you would like to talk with us about your trust and its specific criteria and requirements, with no obligation, please call our Head of Philanthopy, Amanda Jansen on 07711 143267 or email

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