We provide ongoing support to a number of charities in the form of a commitment to pay a substantial annual grant, in some cases for a fixed period, plus occasional additional amounts when the need arises. During the year under review 24 grants were paid to 20 charities totalling £270,900
(2016: 26 grants to 21 charities totalling £199,300).
We also have a Small Grants Programme processing online applications. 408 applications were considered (2016: 357). 166 grants were made to a total value of £141,000
(2015: 139 grants totalling £132,500).