Children at the Pedalavada Hostel - Marr Munning AshramChildren at the Pedalavada Hostel in Orissa, India - Marr Munning Ashram

The Marr-Munning Trust is an independent grant making trust supporting charitable projects in the Indian Subcontinent, South East Asia or Sub-Saharan Africa.

Our priorities are the education of poor children and training for poor and disadvantaged adults which will help them to earn a decent living. 





We wish to make a real difference to the lives of people in some of the poorest communities in the world.  We believe that the most long-lasting solutions are likely to be those rooted in the communities themselves.  We target our limited funds towards registered, independent charitable organisations / NGOs with an annual income of between £25,000 and £1m.  Most of the organisations we support have an annual income of much less than £1m.

We make grants totalling approximately £300,000 each year to charitable organisations/NGOs.  We do not make grants to individuals.

We award grants once a year and our trustees will next be awarding grants in September 2016.

The trust was founded in 1970 by Frank Harcourt-Munning to alleviate poverty and suffering in the developing world.

We award grants once a year.

The deadline for us to receive applications for our 2016 grants round has now passed.

We will publish details of this year's grants shortly.