Trust Admin News

November 2019

We are currently recruiting for a Trust Administration Assistant.  Applications close on Monday 9th December.  Please see our vacancies page for full details.


Alderman Newton’s Educational Foundation client story: After completing her degree, 22 year old Natalie wanted to further her education by studying for a Masters in Accounting & Finance.  As a lone parent to a young daughter, Natalie was struggling to pay for childcare while studying, especially since she was estranged from her family, and had fled domestic violence.  Alderman Newton’s Educational Foundation awarded £4,000 to cover the nursery fees for Natalie’s daughter so that Natalie could fulfil her potential.


October 2019

Update on the service:

Our Trust Administration service provides administrative and governance support to a wide range of local charities.

The past two years have seen our client base grow to incorporate an almshouse charity, an animal charity and a windfarm community benefit fund, among others.  The service we provide is tailored to the needs of each charity, and ranges from purely clerking meetings to a full range of financial administration and governance support services.

Sue Stevenson joined the Trust Administration team in March 2019, and provides support to a growing portfolio of diverse charity clients.  Sue said, “Working with a growing and diverse range of trusts is very interesting and rewarding. It is a pleasure to work with dedicated Trustees who respect the interests of their charity and wish to ensure charities will continue to be fit for purpose for future generations.”

Fellow Trust Administrator Katie Scranage has been with us since 2012, with a portfolio of mainly grant-making charities that provide assistance to local people in need.  “It is important for us to be responsive to the particular needs of the Board of Trustees of each charity,” said Katie.  “We make sure that we are providing practical support that helps to best achieve their charitable objects, whilst ensuring consistent good practice in governance.”


 Alderman Newton’s Educational Foundation client stories:

Tomasz is 24, and works as an assembler in a large factory. It’s a hard job, with lots of heavy lifting, and Tomasz has started to have problems with his elbow. He wanted to train as a forklift truck driver, but couldn’t afford the course fees on his low income. Alderman Newton’s Educational Foundation agreed to cover the £1,194 cost of forklift truck training so that Tomasz can move on with his career.

22 year old Miremba came to the UK from Uganda 12 years ago, but as her permanent residency still has not been approved, she has not been able to access student finance since starting her studies to be a Paramedic. Alderman Newton’s Educational Foundation has supported Miremba throughout her studies, and has just granted £5,000 to ensure that she can do the final year of her degree course.

Miremba said, “Without your help and support I would not have made it to 3rd year at university. Thank you for believing in me and ensuring that I can complete my course and be part of the workforce that saves lives.”

Alderman Newton’s Educational Foundation provides grants for education and training to young people in Leicester and Leicestershire. Visit for further details and application forms. The Foundation is administered by Charity Link through our Trust Administration service.