Aims/priorities: The Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust funds:

  • Medical charities – research and care specifically aimed at benefitting older people, to include Alzheimer’s, Macular Disease, Prostate Cancer, Parkinson’s Disease
  • Charities in connection with old people – Old Age, Homes, Carers
  • Charities for people fallen upon hard times – Disabled, Hospital, Hospices, Ex services, Natural or Man-made disasters, Mental Health (including drug and alcohol addiction), Homelessness

Who can apply? There is no geographical limitation on applications; however applications from charities in Greater Manchester, Lancashire (especially Lancaster and District), Cumbria, Cheshire and Merseyside will receive preference over applications from other geographical areas from where the Trust Fund monies originally emanated.

If you are unable to complete the online application forms please contact the secretary at:

[email protected]

Deadline: The trustees meet three times each year in March, July and November.

Contact information:

The Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust, Michelle Bertenshaw,

Hill Dickinson LLP, 50 Fountain Street, Manchester, M2 2AS

Telephone: 0161 838 4977

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place on 4, 5, 6, 7, 11 and 12 June.

The programme of support will run from 2 July until 21 December 2018.

For further information and to submit an expression of interest, visit: