The 7th Earl Of Bradford’s 1981 Charitable Trust

This Trust was set up by Richard, the 7th Earl of Bradford, upon the death of his father in 1981 with the aim of supporting local charities, which it does via offering 'matched funding', and other deserving causes.  

Recent donations have been made to the Institute of Orthopaedics at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry, and to the Weston-under-Lizard church roof fund.

The Trust also supports people who have been employed on the family estate and their dependants who are in financial need. 


Charities donated to during financial year 2013-2014 include:


  • Shropshire Historic Churches Trust
  • The Royal Hospital, Chelsea
  • Severn Hospice
  • Gulsworthy Parish Hall
  • Rowing 4 Research
  • Save the Orphans of Sri Lanka
  • Midland Air Ambulance
  • The Walled Garden Project
  • Newport Cottage Care Centre
  • Orthopaedic Institute Ltd
  • MacMillan Cancer Support
  • Re-Solv
  • Missing People
  • Keep Britain Tidy
  • Compton House
  • The Tidy Shrewsbury Group
  • Voluntary Services Overseas
  • Miracles
  • Nordoff Robbins
  • Tong Almshouses
  • Sands (Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Charity)

Charities and local organisations who wish to know more about the possibilities of matched funding should write to the Estate Office.