Nigel Vinson Charitable Trust

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The Nigel Lord Vinson Charitable Trust was set up by Nigel Vinson via a deed of settlement dated 16 May 1972 and was registered as a charity with the Charity Commission on 30 January 1973.[1] It is used to fund various projects including mainly funding free market think tanks such as the Institute of Economic Affairs, the Institute for Policy Research and Civitas, which in 2009 were the recipients of the three biggest grants gaining in 2008 and 2009 the following £1,000 and £21,000 (IEA); £72,800 and £29,400 (IPR) and £30,200 and £14,000 (Civitas).[2]

Other organisations to which it gave grants of over £1,000 in 2008 and/or 2009 include: Hampden Trust, Politics and Economics Research Trust, Christian Fellowship, Spear, Renewable Energy Foundation, Songbird Survival, Christian Institute, Ilderton PCC, International Policy Network, SONE, Hart Charity, Foundation for Social and Economic Thinking, Zane, The Almshouse Association, Electoral Reform Society and Brinkburn Summer Music.[2]


Finances

Overview

Charity Commission overview of Nigel Vinson Charitable Trust financial and filing history, screengrab created 4 May 2011

Funding recipients

Grant recipients of the Nigel Vinson Charitable Trust in £ sterling [3]
Organisation 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total 2004-2013
Adam Smith Research Trust - - - - - - - - 5,000 25,000 £30,000
Almhouse Association - - - - 5,000 - - - - - £5,000
Branton First School PTA - - - - - - - - - 2,000 £2,000
Brinkburn Summer Music - - - - 1,150 - - - - - £1,150
Bruges Group Research - - - - - - - - - 5,000 £5,000
Centre For Policy Studies Research - - - - - - - - - 1,200 £1,200
Chillingham Wild Cattle Association 3,000 2,000 - 5,000 - - - - 10,000 - £20,000
Christian Concern for our Nation - - - - - - - - 5,000 - £5,000
Christian Fellowship - 1,250 - 3,010 1,000 2,500 - - - - £7,760
Christian Institute - - 2,000 4,000 4,000 - 4,000 - 37,000 20,000 £71,000
Civitas 14,100 20,000 14,250 32,500 30,200 14,000 17,000 15,000 15,000 50,000 £222,050
Country Trust - 1,500 - 10,000 - - - - 5,000 - £16,500
Design Council Charity - - - - - - - - - 10,000 £10,000
Educational Research Trust - - 4,000 13,000 - - - - 5,000 5,000 £27,000
Electoral Reform Society - - - - 10,000 - - - - - £10,000
Elizabeth Finn Care - - - - - - 1,500 - - - £1,500
Eurofacts Research - - - - - - - 4,000 5,000 5,000 £14,000
European Foundation - - - - - - - - 2,500 - £2,500
Exchange Rate Research - - - - - - - - - 5,000 £5,000
Family Education Trust - - - - - - - - 5,000 - £5,000
Foundation for Social and Economic Thinking - - - - 8,000 3,500 - - - 10,000 £21,500
Frank Furedi - - - - - - - - - 13,495 £13,495
Gilgamesh Publishing (The Cross) - - - - - - - - - 3,000 £3,000
Glendale Gateway Trust - - - - - - - - - 100,000 £100,000
Global Warming Policy Foundation - - - - - - - 5,000 - 10,000 £15,000
Hampden Trust 6,600 3,250 3,000 15,000 5,000 - 10,000 10,000 10,000 100,000 £162,850
Hart Charity - - - 5,000 5,000 - 3,000 - - - £13,000
Human Aid Relief Trust - - - - - - - 5,000 - - £5,000
Ian Fells Research - - - - - - - - - 6,710 £6,710
Ilderton PCC - - 2,650 6,000 - 2,000 3,600 - - - £14,250
Immigration Watch Research - - - - - - - - 5,000 - £5,000
Injustice Foundation - - - - - - - - 50,000 - £50,000
Institute for Policy Research 8,100 7,050 23,000 70,800 72,800 29,400 27,850 21,800 5,250 63,300 £329,350
Institute of Economic Affairs 10,600 5,250 12,000 33,000 11,000 21,000 11,750 20,000 10,000 125,000 £259,600
International Policy Network - - - 3,000 2,000 - - - - - £5,000
llderton Parochial Church Council - - - - - - - - 2,000 - £2,000
Manifesto NFE Club - - - - - - - - - 5,000 £5,000
Migratory Salmon Foundation - - - 4,000 - - - - - - £4,000
Network for a Free Society (The International Policy Network UK) - - - - - - - 2,000 5,000 5,000 £12,000
Newcastle Cathedral Trust - - - - - - - - 5,000 - £5,000
New Culture Forum - - - - - - - - 10,000 1,200 £11,200
Northumberland St Newcastle Society - - - - - - - - 5,000 - £5,000
Northumbria Historic Churches Trust - - 1,100 - - - - - - - £1,100
Politics and Economics Research Trust - - - - - 5,000 5,000 15,000 30,000 80,000 £135,000
Princes Countryside Fund - - - - - - - - - 10,000 £10,000
Reform Research Trust - 2,000 - - 4,000 - - 2,000 5,000 5,000 £18,000
Renewable Energy Fund - - 3,300 - 47,100 3,000 2,000 - 5,000 5,000 £65,400
Sone (Research) - - - - - 2,500 - - - - £2,500
Songbird Survival - - 1,500 3,000 1,300 2,000 2,000 - 10,000 60,000 £79,800
Spear - - - - - 1,380 - - - - £1,380
The Wing Appeal —Battle of Britain Memorial Trust - - - - - - - - 5,000 - £5,000
Tyne Rivers Trust - - - 3,500 - - - - - - £3,500
West London Mission Trust - - - - - - - - - 5,000 £5,000
Wooler Outreach Advice Service - - - - - - - - - 5,000 £5,000
Young Britons Foundation - - - - - - 1,400 2,500 10,000 - £13,900
Zane - - - - 2,000 - - - - - £2,000
Grants of £1,000 or less 23,475 15,299 14,185 19,879 15,375 17,500 16,255 19,615 15,075 14,325 £170,983
TOTAL £65,875 £57,599 £80,985 £230,689 £224,925 £103,780 £105,355 £121,915 £281,825 £755,230 £2,028,178


Projects funded

People

As of 2011 the Trust had the following trustees: The Hon Mrs Bettina Claire Witheridge (nee Vinson) | Nigel Vinson | The Hon Rowena Ann Cowen (nee Vinson) | Thoma Oliver Craig Harris | Antonia Charlotte Bennett | Elizabeth Susan Passey (appointed 15 January 2010)[4]

Resources


Notes

  1. Charity Commission Charity Framework, accessed 5 May 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nigel Vinson Charitable Trust The Rt. Hon, Nigel Lord Vinson of Roddam Dene, LVO, DL Charitable Settlement Report and Financial Statements 30th June 2009, Charities commission, Accessed 18 November 2010
  3. Data compiled from filings at the Charity Commission. Data for financial year ended 5 April
  4. Charity Commission Contact and Trustees, accessed 5 May 2011.