The charity was set up in May 2006 by the Willson family following the death of their son and brother Jeremy in March the same year. The intention of the family was to ensure that Jeremy’s positive legacy continued and that he would continue to be remembered. The Jeremy Willson Charitable Trust (JWCT) is a charity set up in tribute to and memory of Jeremy Willson. The charity helps people and projects that reflect Jeremy’s passions in life: athletics, geology, adventure and the environment. The following grants are available: (1) Able-bodied and disabled sportspeople and athletes: applicants must be aged under 30 (at the time of application) and not be sportspeople or athletes whom are already well established in their sport; (2) geological expeditions: applicants (or the majority of team members) must be aged under 30 (at the time of application). Geological expeditions and field research must be independently organised and have practical application and/or provide social or community benefit (e.g. tsunami or volcano warning). Preference will be given to groups that involve participation of student/s from a developing country; (3) Mountaineering expeditions: applicants (or the majority of team members) must be aged under 30 (at the time of application). Preference will be given for expeditions which involve climbing unclimbed peaks, attempting new routes or which involve participation of climber/s with a disability or climber/s from a developing country; (4) Adventurous activities in the UK and overseas: applicants (or the majority of team members) must be aged under 30 (at the time of application). Preference will be given where there is a social, education or community benefit and/or where there is participation of people with disabilities. Trips run by commercial enterprises or where costs are viewed as excessive will not be considered; and (5) Equipment for sports clubs and organisations: only sports equipment for disabled people will be considered.
Individuals, groups and organisations are eligible as per the above mentioned criteria.
Actions can take place worldwide.
Grants are typically in the range £250 to £1,500.
The JWCT accepts grant applications directly from individuals, groups and organisations that meet their criteria. The JWCT is a small charity and will not be able to fund all applications made however worthy. The JWCT will not normally acknowledge receipt of grant applications due to limited resources. Applications should be made by email or post to the JWCT. The JWCT also provides funding for specific grant schemes via partner organisations. Application deadlines are 31 October, 30 April, 30 November and 31 May annually. There is no application template provided.