At their October 2012 meeting our Trustees reviewed the Trust's grant making policies to ensure that they continue to reflect the Trust's objectives and thereby advance public benefit.  As a result of this review, from 1 January 2013 the Trust will offer three main grant programmes:

Medical Research – continuing the existing sub-categories of the Sir Jules Thorn Award for Biomedical Research (increased to a maximum £1.5 million over a period of up to five years from the 2012 Award) and the Sir Jules Thorn PhD Scholarship Programme.  

Medically Related Grants – capital grants for infrastructure and equipment to hospitals, universities and charities supporting people with seriously disabling and complex clinical conditions.

The Ann Rylands Small Donations Programme – continuation of the existing Small Grants programme with a new title to reflect our previous chairman's passion for humanitarian issues and desire to help smaller charities with a turnover of less than £10-15 million.

The existing "Ann Rylands Special Project" and "Other Humanitarian Grants" will be discontinued because their aims are catered for adequately within the above grant programmes.


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