Welcome

The Swire Charitable Trust is an independent UK grant making trust.

Since 1975 we have supported a wide range of charities that share our commitment to delivering positive and lasting change to UK society. We are grateful to receive our own funding from John Swire & Sons Ltd, the parent company of the Swire Group.

We carried out a strategic review of our activities in 2016 which resulted in the launch of our three core funding programmes in January 2017. These are all currently open and welcoming online funding requests from UK registered charities:

In the Spring of 2018, we decided to further refine our areas of focus within these programmes. Before you apply, please take a moment or two to better understand who we are, what we do and the details of our online application process.