Donaldson Trust

Guidelines for Grants

When applying to the Donaldson Trust please bear the following guidelines in mind:

  • The broad objective of the trust is community empowerment.It is important therefore to show howthe project will benefit the community at large.
  • The trust will not fund profit making ventures, building projects or vehicles.
  • The trust does not provide funding for individuals in the matter of scholarships, bursaries, stipends or loans.
  • The trust will rarely consider grants for general funds, running expenses or salaries.
  • The trust prefers not to fund other trusts.
  • The trust prefers not to provide funding on an ongoing basis.

Please provide the trust with the following information:

  1. Details of the Organization
  • Name and address of the organization, telephone, fax and e-mail.
  • Name and address of contact person, telephone, fax and e- mail if different from the above.
  • Briefly describe your organization, its history and current projects.
  • Provide the names of trustees or the governing committee.
  1. Details of the Project
  • Give a brief background.
  • Describe in one sentence or short paragraph the actual need or problem you wish to address.
  • Describe in more detail what resources are needed.
  1. Details of the Funding Required
  • State the amount requested.
  • Provide details of how the money will be used.
  • If possible, provide quotes or qualified estimates.
  • List other sources from whom you have requested funding.
  • Indicate whether or not you have received or been promised funding from them.

         Indicate whether you are eligible for government funding

  • To what government department are you entitled to apply?
  • Have you done so?
  • What was the outcome?

         Indicate whether you have received funding from the Donaldson Trust before

  • Provide dates.
  • Provide a report of the outcome of the previous donation.
  1. A copy of your financials
  • Include your latest audited statement.
  • Provide your budget for the current year.
  • Provide your bank details including the name of the bank, the branch, the branch number, the account name and the number.
  1. Additional information
  • Your annual report if available.
  • Any other relevant information including photographs, letters of recommendation and media coverage.
  1. Postage recommendations
  • Do not email applications bigger than 3Meg.
  • Post applications toThe Donaldson Trust, c/o Colleen Irvine, 92 Lancaster Avenue, Craighall Park, Sandton, 2196, South Africa
  • For more information call the trust secretary Colleen Irvine on (011) 447 8916 or email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.