Caring for Gloucestershire Since 1657

The President of The Gloucestershire Society 2020

Richard Boggis-Rolfe, OBE - President of The Gloucestershire Society 2020

Richard Boggis-Rolfe, OBE - President of The Gloucestershire Society 2020

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.

Richard Boggis-Rolfe

President of The Gloucestershire Society 2020

Request for Grants

If you wish to apply for a grant, please could you e-mail the sub-committee member, who is responsible for your local region, from the list below, or use the contact form.

When using the contact form, please select the area where the applicant for a grant lives, so that the request is sent to the correct person to handle it. Choosing the wrong area may delay the processing of the grant application.

IMPORTANT: Requests for grants will only be accepted from organisations recognised by The Gloucestershire Society. All requests must be made on formal headed letter paper, which you can attach to either the form or your direct e-mail. Your letter of request must provide a brief background of the reason for the request, the name and address of the client, if possible, and confirmation of how long the client has lived in Gloucestershire.

Applications for grants not fulfilling these requirements will not be accepted.

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)