The Volant Charitable Trust

This Trust was set up by the author J K Rowling to support charitable causes.

The Trust has two broad areas of funding:

  • Charities and projects, whether national or community-based, at home or abroad, that alleviate social deprivation, with a particular emphasis on women’s and children’s issues.

    The Trustees have chosen to fund major disaster appeals as the focus of the Trust’s International support; therefore, applications for projects overseas are not being considered.

    Please also note that the Trust is not considering applications for Capital projects or Flora and Fauna.

  • Research into the causes, treatment and possible cures of Multiple Sclerosis.

    J.K. Rowling is supporting major research and treatment into neuroregeneration and Multiple Sclerosis through the University of Edinburgh. The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic opened in 2013 following a substantial donation made by
    J.K. Rowling in 2010. The clinic ( undertakes research into neurodegenerative diseases and offers outpatient care for people with neurological conditions.

    The Volant Trust is therefore not considering any health care applications, including other medical research, for the foreseeable future.

How the Trust

The Trustees meet twice a year, in March and September, to consider applications and allocate funds.
If your application is successful, you will be notified immediately after the meeting has taken place.

The next deadline for Volant Grant Application Forms is for the Trustees' meeting in September 2016 and is
Friday 24th June 2016.