Donor: Jeremy Willson Charitable Trust (JWCT)
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United Kingdom
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Individual, Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 250GBP
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 1.500GBP
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Disability
  • Education
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Social Inclusion

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective

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.
  • (5) Equipment for sports clubs and organisations: only sports equipment for disabled people will be considered.

2) Eligibility

Individuals, groups and organisations are eligible as per the above mentioned criteria.

3) Location

Actions can take place worldwide.

4) Budget

Grants are typically in the range £250 to £1,500.

5) Application

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.

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