“By using our charitable giving within Gloucestershire Community Foundation we aim to help local people realise their dreams.” Stephen Hitchins, The Hitchins Family Trust.

The Hitchins Family Trust was set up by Jonathan, Stephen and Tania Hitchins (pictured) to help overcome disadvantage and support those in the community in need.  This is a very wide brief and as such, this fund helps many different community groups in the county, supporting very diverse needs and activities.

The fund has supported groups who bring families together, helped purchase equipment (including a new minibus for The Shrubberies School), encourage people of all ages to take up physical activity, supporting new initiatives for treating diseases such as dementia and helping new community initiatives start up and become established.  The Hitchins Family Trust fund also supports several young adult groups and projects specifically dedicated to helping young unemployed people build confidence, self-esteem and learn new skills to find employment.

To apply please refer to the main grants programme