Griffin Foundation Trust

We take pride in being able to give a little back to the community we serve. A proportion of our profits are channelled into the Griffin Foundation, to help us do exactly that.

Making a difference

From local football teams to stocking a school library of new books, it is our pleasure to be able to help individuals and projects within our community. By selling or renting with Griffin, you are supporting a trust which may end up helping someone you know.

  • Awarding grants to local good causes
  • Giving back to the community we serve
  • Over £100,000 awarded to individuals, projects and charities
  • Full UK charity status



Over £100,000 donated so far


Over 80 projects funded so far


Full charity status since 2014



PE Equipment for Giffards Primary School

We awarded the school £500 to put towards their much-needed sporting equipment. Giffards Primary School in Corringham had been putting up...

Wheelchair upgrade for Mr Everest

Mr Everest and his family were awarded a £3,000 grant to contribute to the cost of his new chair. In...

New Books for Chadwell St Mary Primary School

Griffin Foundation Trust was pleased to award £2,000 to spend on reading books. Our local school in Thurrock, Chadwell St...


Which organisations can apply?

Grant applications from the following organisations will be considered

  • individual cause
  • registered charities
  • schools/PTAs
  • not for profit organisations (including small clubs and societies)
What purpose can I apply for?

Grant applications for the following purposes are considered

  • Contributions to capital projects (e.g. refurbishment)
  • Capital expenditure items (e.g. furniture/equipment/computers etc)
  • General funds
Which activities will be supported?

Grant applications supporting the following activities will be considered

  • Work that has clear benefits to the local community
  • Work with young people/children
  • Education/ schools (mainstream)
  • People with disabilities
Which activities and purposes will not be supported?

Grant applications will only be considered for projects being undertaken in the Thurrock area (either the applicant lives in Thurrock or the money is being spent in Thurrock)

Grant applications are NOT considered if they support the following purposes/activities.

  • major building works
  • research
  • overseas projects
  • religious projects
  • political projects


You can apply for a grant online or by post. Any postal applications should be sent to 4 Queensgate Centre, Orsett Road, Grays RM17 5DF.

Once we have received your application, together with any supporting documentation, it will be assessed to ensure that it complies with the Trustees criteria (see below).

We will write to you and let you know either:

  • That your application will be considered and when you can expect to hear the outcome; or
  • That your application will not be taken further and the reason why

Depending on the size of the grant applied for, your application will be forwarded for consideration at the next biannual trustee meeting.

Once the trustees have made a decision, we will write to you to advise you of the outcome. The decision of the trustees is final. The Trust reserves the right to visit applying organisations as part of their decision making process to view the project first hand or speak to those involved.

If you require any help with your application, please contact us at