THE Charity was established in 1940 by Charles Brotherton, Chairman of the chemical maunfacturers BROTHERTON & CO.
He wished to provide benefit to the residents of the towns in which the Company had manufacturing plants. The Charity is principally directed to encourage young people to improve their own lives by taking advantage of educational opportunites and organised recreational activities. The Charity is also empowered to help improve the standard of living of the elderly and disabled people and relieve the suffering caused by illness.
The geographical areas to which support is given is restricted to:- Bebington and the Wirral, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Wakefield and York
The Charity only provides support to recognised organisations by making a grant. It does not provide grants to individuals and priority is given to local organisations supporting, and operating in, the local community. Some small student bursaries are available for students attending the University of Leeds, by direct application to the University Student Support Centre. Priority is given to those studying science subjects.
Applications must be made in writing by post to the Trust's Secretary, address below. Email applications are not accepted. The application should clearly show the organisation's activities, geographical area of operations, and for what the funds are required. Applications should be accompanied by the organisation's most recent set of accounts and a blank Bank Credit slip to verify account number. There is no formal application form and applications are not acknowledged.
Grants are considered by the Trustees at the start of the Trust's accounting year in April, and a single payment made to successful applicants in October.
The Secretary Charles Brotherton Trust P O Box 18476 Birmingham B29 9FH