Esme Mitchell Trust – Grants for projects of a heritage, cultural or artistic nature.

Appeals over a wide area of benefit are supported, available in Ireland as a whole, but principally in Northern Ireland. The present policy of the Trust is to give special consideration to charitable projects of a cultural or artistic nature, which includes grants to museums, churches and preservation trusts. Appeals for other charitable projects are also considered.

There are no restrictions on the size of grants available and there are generally no time limits.

Who Can Apply

Applications are invited from organisations and voluntary groups with general charitable purposes, in Ireland as a whole but principally in Northern Ireland.


It is very unlikely that applications from individuals wishing to undertake voluntary service or further education will be successful.

Eligible Expenditure

The trustees are keen that the level of benefit covers a wide area. Examples of eligible projects/themes include the following:

Archives and artefacts.

Arts, culture and heritage.

Buildings and built environment.

Built heritage.

Craft and design.

Cultural events and festivals.

Cultural heritage.



Good relations.


Performing arts.

Verbal arts.

Visual arts.


The Fund will consider cross-border projects, particularly those which meet the criteria of the charitable projects and purposes of a cultural or artistic nature.

No application deadline.

How To Apply

The Trust does not maintain a website.

Applications may be submitted at any time and are considered monthly.

There is no formal application form available.  Instead, applicants should submit three copies of the following:

  • A concise description of the proposed project.
  • A recent statement of accounts.
  • A copy of the constitution.
  • Details of tax and legal or charitable status.
  • A copy of the latest annual report.
  • A list of committee officers.
  • Information on other sources of finance.
  • Contact address and telephone number.

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

Trust Administrator

Esme Mitchell Trust

Cleaver Fulton Rankin

50 Bedford Street



Tel: 028 9024 3141