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.

After a strategic review of our activities in 2016, we decided to focus the Trust’s core grant-making on UK charities working in the following areas:

Our three grant-making programmes are currently open and welcoming online funding requests from UK registered charities. 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.