About Us


The charity was established in 1989, following the sale of the Home Brewery in Nottingham with the aim of supporting those areas where the Home Brewery had a presence 

Always having the wishes, thoughts and views of Thomas Farr in mind, a previous Chairman and President of the brewery, the main areas of giving are:




The Elderly 

 The charity is a general charitable trust allowing the Trustees to apply the income for such charitable purposes or in the furtherance of any such charitable objective or objects as they shall in their absolute discretion from time to time think fit. 


The Thomas Farr Charity (Registered charity No. 328394) is a grant making trust. The Trustees meet three times each year to review applications.

We welcome applications which fall within the Trustees' general working criteria for making grants. The amount of grants distributed in any one year is at the discretion of the Trustees and also depends upon the income generated from the charity's investments. 


Please Note

  • The charity does not make grants to individuals.
  • The charity will not consider applications in respect of: loans or business finance, campaigning work and projects that are primarily political, activities that have already taken place and general or mail shot appeals.
  • The charity will not donate to activities that are the responsibility of the local health authority, education authority or similar body.

How to apply

Please follow (This link) to make an online application via Nottinghamshire Community Foundation.

The Trustees meet in March, July and November each year and applications for consideration at these meeting must be received by January 20th, May 20th or September 20th respectively.

The Thomas Farr Charity

Registered address: 6A,The Homes, Mansfield Road, Daybrook. Notts. NG5 6BW

Postal address: Nottinghamshire Community Foundation, Pine House B, Ransom Wood Business Park, Southwell Road West, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 0HJ

01623 620202



Grant Policy

The Trustees welcome applications for grants and request that those applying adopt the procedure set out in "How to apply"

While the Trustee’s discretion is wide, as a matter of practice the Trustees have historically sought to support Charitable projects and activities in or benefiting the people of Nottinghamshire and the adjacent areas where the original business operated.

These include:

Activities relating to community healthcare.

Health education. 

Lifelong learning projects helping people of any age to achieve their educational potential.

Community development by helping groups to organise and respond to problems and needs in their communities.

Organisations involved with personal social services who assist individuals or families to overcome social deprivation. 

Social preventive schemes covering activities which prevent crime. 

Community social activities which promote social engagement for vulnerable people.