The R. W. Mann Trust, an endowed grant -making Charitable Trust was founded by Dr. R .W. Mann OBE, DCL and his wife Margery in 1957 by a gift of shares from Victor Products (Wallsend) Ltd.
The Trust’s objectives are wide ranging but it exists mainly to help improve the lives of people and communities in the North Tyneside, South Northumberland and East Newcastle area of the North East. The Trustees may award grants outside these areas if they believe that a project or group offers exceptional value and is within the Tyne and Wear and South Tyneside areas.
Grants made have varied between regular annual contributions, small one-off donations and grants for capital projects. The Trust has made grants of between £100 and £10,000 but the average size of grant awarded is £1000.
Most of the beneficiaries in recent years have been youth groups (both uniformed and non-uniformed), children, people with disabilities, older people, schools, colleges, councils for voluntary service and other advice agencies.
The Trustees are unable to make grants to individuals.The Trustees meet regularly and applicants should usually know if they have been successful within, at the latest, six weeks from making the application.