The Bulldog Trust Two Temple Place

In March 2017 the Bulldog Trust launched a major expansion of our previous funding programme – The Fore Trust elevates dynamic small charities with funding and expertise to increase connections, share skills and strengthen society as a whole.

The Fore brings together business and financial support to empower and expand capacity in dynamic small charities and social enterprises. The Advisory Board, chaired by Rupert Harrison CBE, oversees the strategic direction of the programme.

All grant-making for the Bulldog Trust is done through The Fore. For more information including how to join our mailing list see .

“This innovative grants model is particularly valuable for smaller organisations, which rarely receive unrestricted development funding and strategic advice. Both are needed to increase mobility within the sector.”

Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive, NCVO




The adult literacy charity ReadEasy UK won funding to support the early stages of expansion.  With the support of a mentor, sourced by the philanthropy network, who is a former Executive Board member of the John Lewis Partnership, the founder and CEO has built an organisation that now has 25 regional groups across the UK teaching adults how to read through one-to-one tutoring by trained volunteers.

Photograph courtesy of ReadEasy UK