An Appeal From Our Founding Chairman
“My subject is money,” once wrote Kevin Pakenham (pictured above, who was chair of the trust until his sudden death in July 2020), “and money counts. We account for it carefully when it comes to us, and when we spend it. I hope this website tells you what happens to it – and the gratitude the trustees feel for the generosity of all. Huge thanks to all who’ve contributed in so many ways to the Longford Trust.”
For What We Receive
In 2019, the trust raised £307,475, an increase of almost 30 per cent on the previous year. Donations towards our Longford Scholarships programme came to £258,332, with more than 70% from charitable trusts. Financial support for the Longford Lecture and Prize stood at £20,884.
What We Hold In Reserve
At the end of 2019, the Longford Trust held, after accruals, assets of £184,536. Our financial commitment to many of our scholars extends for the duration of their degrees, up to three years into the future.
- To do its work, the trust currently aims to raise £325,000 annually
- Each scholarship on average costs £4,500 in total.
- Donations of time, as mentors, are greatly valued.
- We make no charge for lecture tickets but welcome donations in lieu