We seek to benefit a broad range of projects that influence the development and delivery of (primary) healthcare services in the local community.

Over the last ten years we have made 110 grants to charities and non-profit making organisations totaling £11.6 million.

The Evelyn Trust seeks projects for which our funding makes the difference to the project getting off the ground.

The Evelyn Trust is a grant-making charity supporting medical research and health and wellbeing projects in Cambridgeshire

Over the last ten years we have made 110 grants to charities and non-profit making organisations totaling £11.6 million. Each year we make grants up to £250,000 totaling between £500,000 and about £1 million

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Small grants still available up to £10,000

Case studies

Dr Judith Allanson

Evelyn Trust-funded traumatic head injury service breaking new ground at CUH

Seriously ill babies from across the East of England are treated at the Rosie, the specialist maternity and neo-natal hospital in Cambridge.

A number of projects we have supported bring together engineers and clinicians with the aim of applying engineering research and techniques to clinical medicine.

Very occasionally, we fund major multi-year projects, where the medical impact promises to be high and the benefits to the region extensive. An outstanding example is the £1.25m five-year Evelyn Neurorehabilitation Project.

Arts on Prescription is a project comprising a series of art workshops to enable people with mental health problems to carry out creative activities with the assistance of professional artists and counsellors.

Latest news

The Evelyn Trust grant made a major contribution to setting up the IBD research lab and securing its expansion. Recent results have been very exciting.

A breakthrough technique for generating nerve cells showing the same functional characteristics as mature nerve cells of the adult brain, will help researchers gain a clearer understanding of what causes degeneration