The President of The Gloucestershire Society 2021

The Gloucestershire Society is a charity which has helped people in Gloucestershire and Bristol for 363 years. This year our work is especially important - so please help us.

The Coronavirus dominates the news.  The number of people infected is still small but the economic impact is huge and the poorest will be hit hardest.  People with part time jobs will be out of work - charities and social services will be sorely stretched - people on the edge will tip over the edge.

It is difficult for many of us to realise that people who live in our neighbourhood can have their lives changed by the grant of an amount that some might spend in a restaurant or filling their car.

Our costs are tiny as most of our work is done by volunteers - so 90% of what we give goes directly to someone who really needs it.

The Society was founded long ago by well off people to help those in trouble.  I am appealing to people who live in Gloucestershire and Bristol today to do the same.  Many of us may feel less prosperous as a result of the current crisis - but we are still in a position to help the people for whom this crisis is a disaster.

If charity really does begin at home, this is the charity everyone in Gloucestershire and Bristol should support.

Thank you.

Andrew Tabor

President of The Gloucestershire Society 2021

Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Tabor JP - President of The Gloucestershire Society 2021

The President of The Gloucestershire Society 2021

Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Tabor JP - President of The Gloucestershire Society 2021

The Gloucestershire Society is a charity which has helped people in Gloucestershire and Bristol for 363 years.  This year our work is especially important - so please help us.

The Coronavirus dominates the news.  The number of people infected is still small but the economic impact is huge and the poorest will be hit hardest.  People with part time jobs will be out of work - charities and social services will be sorely stretched - people on the edge will tip over the edge.

It is difficult for many of us to realise that people who live in our neighbourhood can have their lives changed by the grant of an amount that some might spend in a restaurant or filling their car.

Our costs are tiny as most of our work is done by volunteers - so 90% of what we give goes directly to someone who really needs it.

The Society was founded long ago by well off people to help those in trouble.  I am appealing to people who live in Gloucestershire and Bristol today to do the same.  Many of us may feel less prosperous as a result of the current crisis - but we are still in a position to help the people for whom this crisis is a disaster.

If charity really does begin at home, this is the charity everyone in Gloucestershire and Bristol should support.

Thank you.

Andrew Tabor

President of The Gloucestershire Society 2021

Request For Grants

The Gloucestershire Society welcomes requests from professional staff, working at agencies or organisations recognised by The Gloucestershire Society, for grants to support clients in need, who are long-term residents of the Ceremonial County of Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire and Bristol north of the River Avon) OR who were born in the Ceremonial County. All requests are considered by members of the Welfare Committee and funding is determined by the level of need and purpose for which the grant is requested.

If you wish to apply for a grant, please use the map below by clicking on the location of the address of the Client / Responsible Adult for whom you are making an application for a grant. A panel will open giving you the details of the Welfare Committee member who is responsible for your area.

Choosing the wrong area may delay the processing of the grant application.

Circumstances Ineligible For Grants

Applications for any of the below reasons are not eligible for a grant from The Gloucestershire Society and any applications will be automatically rejected:

  1. The Gloucestershire Society is unable to consider applications for individuals. Please discuss your needs with your Social/Health/Care support worker who may make a request on your behalf.
  2. The Gloucestershire Society is unable to award grants to fund therapeutic services.
  3. The Society is unable to award grants for the repayment of debt. Clients should be advised to seek help from their local Citizens Advice Bureau who can assist with debt management, budgetary management and if necessary, obtaining a Debt Relief Order.
  4. The Society is only able to provide one grant to any individual/family. However, in exceptional circumstances a request may be considered.

Gloucester, Cheltenham and North Gloucestershire

Miss Janet Duberley


The Forest of Dean, Stroud Valleys and East Gloucestershire

Mrs Barbara Tregear


South Gloucestershire and Bristol (North of the River Avon)

Mrs Judy Pearce

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Gloucester, Cheltenham and North Gloucestershire

Miss Janet Duberley


The Forest of Dean, Stroud Valleys and East Gloucestershire

Mrs Barbara Tregear


South Gloucestershire and Bristol (North of the River Avon)

Mrs Judy Pearce

Apply For A Grant

To apply for a grant from The Gloucestershire Society, please click on the button below to open our online grant application form.
Apply For A Grant