The P & C Hickinbotham Charitable Trust

The P & C Hickinbotham Charitable trust was established in 1947. It has a strong Quaker background. It supports a wide range of projects - disability, social depravation, homelessness, substance and alcohol abuse, prisoner education and rehabilitation, asylum and immigration issues, rehabilitation of prostitutes, the arts, cultural projects, historical projects, youth, community development, environmental and more. We are unable to support individuals or any group that does not have charitable status.

We give preference to applications from groups working in Leicestershire and Rutland along with a small number of applications from North Wales or Northern Ireland. Very occasionally we will support projects outside these areas. Grants tend to range from £250 to £1,000 although we have no upper set limit for very special applications.

We do not normally support applications for every day running expenses. We prefer to support specific projects such as the purchase of specialist equipment, contributions towards the purchase of new premises or the renovation of a building, contributions towards the start up costs of a new post and other one off costs. We do not make regular repeat grants. In general we do not support the larger, high profile national charities unless they have a project specific to our area of interest.

When making an application please always include a full postal address, a contact email address, details of any applicable website, a contact telephone number, your charity registration number and instructions as to who any cheque should be made payable to.

Trustees review applications on a regular basis but it generally takes 8-10 weeks to view an application and reach a decision. We regret that we are unable to write to unsuccessful applicants to inform them of our decision. If you have not heard from us within 12 weeks of applying it is probable that your application has been unsuccessful.


Catherine Hickinbotham
Roger Hickinbotham
Rachel Hickinbotham
Anna Steiger
Charlotte Palmer
Frances Hickinbotham
Millie Hickinbotham

For further information, please write to:
Roger Hickinbotham
9 Windmill Way
Lyddington, Oakham LE15 9LY

GDPR Notice To All Applicants

We enter every application we receive onto our database. Details we record are the name of the organization making the application, a contact name, the postal address of the organization making the application and the date of the application. If the application is successful we further record the amount awarded, the charity number of the applicant, our cheque number and the date of our decision. For unsuccessful applications we just record the date we reach our decision.

We do not use our database for marketing, we have nothing to market, and we do not share it with anyone other than our trustees and the very small number of people working on behalf of the trust.

We use our database as a reference tool to confirm those organisations we have supported in the past and what level of support we have given them to help with our decision making with a new or repeat application. Our database is also an important tool in our annual accounting exercise when preparing annual accounts for the Charity Commission and for HMRC.

Trustees of the P and C Hickinbotham Charitable Trust.