The Ernest Cook Trust gives grants to registered charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations wishing to encourage young people’s interest either in the countryside and the environment, the arts (in the broadest sense) or in science, or to raise levels of literacy and numeracy.

All applications are expected to link in with either the National Curriculum or with recognised qualifications.

A large grants programme for awards of up to £12,000 and a small grants programme for awards of under £4,000 operate throughout the year.

Each year the ECT Trustees give up to £2m to support hundreds of educational projects throughout the UK. Click here to download a list showing a selection of recent grant recipients.