Founded August 1988
The Trust supports local charities in towns where Hillards had a store. Applications are encouraged from locally managed charities in those areas that meet the funding criteria.
The Trust seeks to support social welfare and education in communities that supported Hillards stores.
Organisations should be charitable, non-profit making, voluntary or community based and preferably have their own local bank account.
The Trust does not support organisations that receive more than a third of their income from any form of government funding (including National Lottery).