The Trust’s charitable objectives allow scope for Trustees to provide support for disaster relief work or in other places where they consider that intervention can make a significant difference to people’s lives. The Trust does not invite applications for contributions from charities that have a high public profile or that are otherwise well supported by the public, but endeavours to identify suitable projects from its own research.
Since 2006 the Trust has donated significant amounts to the work of the British Red Cross and its partners to support major work in the fight against HIV in the rural areas of the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), South Africa. The project funds over 600 support workers, supporting up to 70,000 adults and children who have had their lives transformed by the programme. The Trust has earmarked funds up to 2016 to enable the project to continue.