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In the 20 year period since Transrural Trust was established, from 1998 up to March 2018, a total of £2,767,624 has been raised from statutory organizations, grant-making foundations and trusts, private sponsors and donors, sales and investment income.

Transrural Trust sincerely acknowledges all those who have contributed to our work. Listed below are those who have contributed from 2012/13 to 2017/18 - grant-makers, both governmental and independent, our civil society partners; and the organisations, groups, schools, and individuals who have generously contributed, either financially as sponsors and private donors, or by giving their time or their knowledge freely as volunteers, expert advisers or sellers of Fair Trade goods.


Department for International Development (DFID)
The Big Lottery Fund

Trusts and Foundations

Edward Cadbury Charitable Trust
The Hilden Charitable Fund
The Wade Family Charitable Trust
The Charities Trust

Partner organisations

Annai Teresa Society for Women’s Development (India), Himalaya Natural Fibre Foundation (Nepal), Lifelong Learning Foundation (Thailand), Powerful Information (UK), Rural Associations Support Programme (Albania), Life to Hands Women’s Cooperative Society (Sri Lanka) and the Swarna Social Welfare Centre (India).

Community organisations

Goldolphin School (London), Kingham Hill School (Oxfordshire), Keldmarsh Primary School, Iona House Art Gallery (Woodstock, Oxfordshire), Oxfordshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers, Pula (Oxford), Witney Freemasons


Dr Maurice & Hannah Bichard, Mary Brown, Elizabeth Burchell, T.F Connor, His Honour Judge Chris & Wendy Critchlow, P.J Frodsham, Ariane Lewis Gastambide, Natasha Gowdy, Martin Haslett, John Heron, Juliet Horn, Lynne Hughson, Richard Lord QC, Anthony Lucey, Brian Milward, Wendy Osorio, Deborah Pawle, Cdr Richard & Fleur Pelly, Cheryl Penna, Margaret Prescott, Vera Proctor, Ian & Heather Richardson, Glyn & Anne Turner, Claire Waring, Eric Windsor.


We maintain low overheads, having a small UK office in an inexpensive location, which means that we can allocate approximately 80% of spending to projects. 10% of spending on average is spent on market and aid policy research, developing project and product design ideas, test marketing and targeted awareness-raising. The remaining 10% covers office, administration, communication and information services.

We consider beneficiaries as being either "core" or "associated". "Core" beneficiaries are active individuals at the heart of projects who are able to directly take advantage of the opportunities created. Benefits also accrue to "associates" who may be family members, neighbours, co-workers, or fellow members of groups. Up to December 2010, we estimate we had reached 1,340 core beneficiaries and 3,950 people in total, plus the benefits of lesson-sharing with other communities and organizations. That works out at an average cost of £390 per person, or £1,150 per core beneficiary. Bearing in mind that these sums relate to creating self-supporting livelihood opportunities, and not to covering ongoing costs, we trust you agree that these are reasonable. Transrural maintains records of all those involved in projects we support, in order to track change, and continuously monitor cost-effectiveness.