The Roger & Douglas Turner Charitable Trust

Welcome to The Roger & Douglas Turner Charitable Trust

Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Registered number 1154467).

History and origins

The Trust can be traced back to when local industrialists and philanthropists Mr Douglas Turner and his son Mr Roger Turner set up separate grant-giving charitable trusts in 1964 and 1971 respectively under the direction of common independent trustees.

Both ‘The Douglas Turner Trust’ and ‘The RD Turner Charitable Trust are now dormant.

In 2013 the Trustees took advantage of changes in charity law to set up a new Charitable Incorporated Organisation now called ‘The Roger & Douglas Turner Charitable Trust’ which merged with the two former trusts and now controls all the activities.

Principal aim

Our principal aim is to make grants to registered charities mainly based in Birmingham, The Black Country, (Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall & Wolverhampton), Herefordshire and Worcestershire, focusing on those which provide support in the following key sectors:

  • Children & Young People.
  • Disabled & Health.
  • Environment & Heritage.
  • The Arts.
  • Work in the Community & the Elderly.
  • Social Support.
  • Hospices.

Appeals are not generally accepted from geographical areas outside those described above. However, appeals may be considered from national or regional charities which can demonstrate specific charitable works and public benefit in our beneficial areas, who are headquartered or have a hub in our beneficial area and have a history of grants having been received for ourselves.