• John Jarrold Trust


The John Jarrold Trust was set up in 1965 by the then Chairman John Jarrold. It was established with the object of promoting, supporting and advancing charitable purposes of all kinds. It is a company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital. The Trust's income is derived from dividends from its shareholding in Jarrold & Sons Ltd.

The Trust supports a wide range of organisations and is the main route by which charitable donations are made on behalf of Jarrolds. The Trust supports causes in the following categories:the arts, welfare and community, education, medical and health, churches and historic buildings, the environment and developing countries. Apart from developing countries nearly all of the support relates to causes in Norwich and Norfolk. With a current focus on Norwich, Wymondham and Cromer areas.

The Trust is not able to support individual education programmes and does not generally contribute to core costs. At present it does not support gap year projects. With regard to projects in developing countries, the Trust has long-standing relationships with several charities which operate overseas and does not accept applications from new charities unless there is some specific connection to Norwich and Norfolk.

The Trust is pleased to support the Jarrold Staff Charity Challenge which has been set up by the retail division to encourage fundraising for projects with which members of staff are involved. For more details click here

Since its establishment, the Trust has distributed over £3.5million mostly within Norwich and Norfolk.

How to apply

The Trustees meet in January and June each year to review applications. Cut off dates for inclusion on the list for consideration are the end of November and end of April respectively.

The Trust does not have application forms. Organisations interested in applying for grants are asked to provide information about the project including financial information and a set of accounts where available. Please do not send large packs of information in the first instance and provide an email address for acknowledgement of receipt of the application. Applications should also include an email address for responses and details of the account to which any cheques should be made payable if the application is successful.

Please note that applications which meet the Trust’s criteria will be acknowledged and successful applicants will be advised by the end of the month following the meeting. If an application is unsuccessful, senders will not be advised.

Applications from organisations or for projects which do not fit the categories considered by the Trustees will not be acknowledged.

Applications should be sent to:

Caroline Jarrold, Secretary, The John Jarrold Trust, Whitefriars, Norwich, NR3 1SH.

Telephone: 01603 677353
Charity number: 242029