RW Mann Charitable Trust

The R W Mann Trust is an endowed, grant-making Charitable Trust founded by Dr R W Mann OBE, DCL, and his wife Margery in 1957 by a gift of shares from Victor Products (Wallsend) Ltd.

Our objectives

The Trust's objectives are wide ranging, but it exists mainly to help improve the lives of people and their communities in an area including:

  • the east of Newcastle city
  • Cramlington
  • Ashington
  • Blyth
  • south east Northumberland, and
  • North Tyneside

Trustees will also consider supporting organisations within a few miles of this area where there is real need for support and where real value can be demonstrated.

The Trust does not make grants south of the River Tyne.


Grants have varied between £500 and £5000  with the average grant being £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 services and other advice providers.

We are happy to support community groups as well as charities but are unlikely to make grants to CICs.

We are unable to make grants to individuals.

How to apply

Details about how to apply are on our How to apply page.

The Trustees have regular meetings and applicants should know if they have been successful within four weeks of making the application.

Beneficial Area