Linbury Trust: Grants for Global Health

OVERVIEW: The Linbury Trust focuses its global health grantmaking on humanitarian aid to developing countries. It frequently supports hospitals and health centers.

IP TAKE: While Linbury does not accept unsolicited grant applications, grantseekers should consider introducing themselves. 

PROFILE: Established in 1973, the Linbury Trust is one of 17 nonprofits that belong to the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. Organizations within Sainsbury are separate legal entities, but they may share administration. Although the trust is based in the United Kingdom, it supports projects around the world. 

 Linbury’s global health grantmaking invests in humanitarian aid in developing countries. It is primarily interested in supporting projects in Palestine; however, the trust awards grants to organizations in other developing countries. Linbury grants typically go to hospitals and health centers, which are often restricted to U.K.-based organizations. In the past, the trust has "[f]unded more than 40 research projects into various aspects of CFS/ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)." 

Lindbury's grantmaking ranges between a few thousand to £300,000. To learn more about the types of organizations supported by Linbury, explore its latest annual report.

The Linbury Trust does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding. Additionally, most grant decisions are based on the trustees’ personal knowledge or experience in a particular field.


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