How did the Trust come into being?
The Trust came into being further to the Will of John Grendon Durant who passed away on 22 January 1947.  A copy of the will and the probate registry can be found in the Durant Trust file.

As at May 2022 the Constitution of the Trust was last revised and adopted on 8 May 2011.

Activities – how the charity spends its money
To make grants to organisations which specifically benefit the residents of North Tawton.

Income and expenditure
Go to this page to view the most up to date income and expenditure figures:
Charity overview, J G DURANT TRUST – 1001306, Register of Charities – The Charity Commission

8 Trustee(s)

What the charity does:
General Charitable Purposes
Amateur Sport
Other Charitable Purposes

Who the charity helps:
Other Defined Groups

How the charity helps:
Makes Grants To Organisations

Where the charity operates:

Registration history:
18 December 1990: Standard registration

Meetings of the Trust and Grants awarded
The Constitution states that the Trust should hold an AGM.

Other meetings are referred to as special general meetings.  These are usually held twice per annum, for the purpose of considering grant applications – in June/July and in November.  Other relevant agenda items may include approval of payment of the Secretary’s honorarium.

  • Meetings are usually advertised at least a month in advance in order to give organisations an opportunity to apply for grant aid – advertise on the NTTC website, in the Roundabout, and on the A frame and/or noticeboard.
  • The relevant application form was revised in 2021 and approved by Trustees.
  • Applicants must fill in all relevant sections of the form, and provide all the required supporting documentation, otherwise the application will be invalid.
  • The Secretary must check the application and documentation and determine whether the application is valid.
  • It is not necessary for Trustees to view the whole application form and supporting documents, just the elements necessary to assess whether to approve the application or not.
  • Depending on the number of applications received at any one time, Trustees may decide to approve a percentage of the sums applied for if there are insufficient interest funds to approve 100% of the applications.
  • It can be useful for Trustees to have information as to Durant Trust Grants approved in the past in respect of applicants, also note that the application form requires information as to any grant aid applied for from other sources for the same project.

The closing date for applications is 7th March 2023