Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust

The Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust supports socially disadvantaged groups and individuals in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Established in 1969, it was named after Anton Jurgens, one of the founders of the multinational company Unilever. The Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust is based in the UK and registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales.

United Kingdom

In the UK, the Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust supports registered charities with grants up to GBP 10,000. The London Committee is responsible for selecting which charities receive grants.

Read more about the criteria and application process below.

The Netherlands

In the Netherlands, the Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust supports organisations recognised by the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration as public benefit organisations (ANBI status) with grants up to EUR 25,000. The Committee NL is responsible for selecting which charities receive grants.

View criteria & application process (NL)

Are you looking for the Anton Jurgens Fonds?

The Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust, London Committee and Committee NL are legally and operationally separate from the Netherlands-based Anton Jurgens Fonds. The Anton Jurgens Fonds is specifically committed to improving employment prospects of economically disadvantaged people in the Netherlands and improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in West Africa.

Visit the Anton Jurgens Fonds website ↗

Criteria for UK charities

The Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust (AJCT or “The Trust”) provides grants to registered UK-based charities supporting people of all ages who are socially disadvantaged and/or have disabilities. When applying, please consider the following criteria.

  • Only applications from UK-registered charities with an annual income not exceeding GBP 500,000 will be considered.
  • Charities that have received a grant from the AJCT in the past 5 years cannot apply.
  • Charities supporting research, the arts and cultural or religious-based activities fall outside AJCT’s scope, unless they are engaged in the development of therapies.
  • The Trust only offers grants to charities that operate exclusively inside the UK.
  • The Trust does not provide grants to community interest companies.
  • To be considered, the charity must have been registered as a UK-based charity for at least 3 years.
  • Only applications for financial support not exceeding GBP 10,000 will be considered.
  • Charities that have applied online through our database will receive the decision on their application by e-mail following the spring (May) or autumn (November) committee meetings, depending on the timing of their application.
  • Not being selected to receive a grant does not disqualify a charity from reapplying in order to be considered in the next committee meeting.