The Orange Tree Trust is family-founded grant making trust established in 2018 that supports individuals and charitable organisations in the UK and elsewhere

Photo Credit John Eccles

What We Do

The Trust supports activities in a number of different areas:

  • Community development
  • Refugees and the homeless
  • Mental Health
  • Medical research
  • Academic studies and research in the arts, humanities and social sciences

We don’t have a particular funding agenda — we rely on experts in the field to share ideas and convince us they have what’s needed to deliver activities that will support any of the areas above.


To advance citizenship and community development by supporting projects that give voice to marginalised groups and communities in the UK and elsewhere.

To advance the well-being, education, culture, health and social needs of refugees in particularly as a result of recent and historical conflicts, the homeless and those suffering from mental health issues.

To advance medical research.

To advance academic study and research in the arts, humanities and social sciences, particularly under-funded or neglected areas of research.

Our Board

Ghalia Al-Qattan

David Freeman

Omar Al-Qattan

Kate Paterson (Manager)