The Leavers Coulson Trust is a partnership of two trusts. The Graham Leavers Memorial Trust, formed in 1979, following the death of Graham Leavers (Frontier Youth Trust’s Southern Field Officer) and Philip's Fund, set up in 2001 following the death of Philip Coulson, aged 7, who lived at the Carrotty Wood Centre.
During our first 33 years over £80,000 has been given to help 1795 children and young people between the ages of 7 and 19.
The Leavers Coulson Trust makes grants to disadvantaged children and young people aged between 7 and 19 enabling them to participate in Christian residential outdoor activities.
The young people must be taking part in the holiday as part of a group as grants are not given for individual holidays. Applications are normally made by youth leaders and should also include other sources of funding.
Trustees look for a clear indication of social deprivation coupled with financial need. The trustees would also expect that the young people would have contact with a supportive Christian youth group in their home situation.
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As Christians we know how priceless it can be for young people to spend time at a Christian activity centre or residential event. In a fresh environment, they are free to take on the challenge of new opportunities such as rock climbing, archery or canoeing and to develop teamwork skills. Whilst experiencing the practical expression of God’s love shown by centre staff, there is also time for them to hear more about Jesus and the love he has for them
Those the Leavers Coulson Trust help, are referred to us by Christian youth leaders, who often serve in challenging communities where drugs, anti-social behaviour, violence and crime are common. For families in poverty, life there is especially difficult. Many parents face challenges of their own as they struggle to provide for their children - so they very much appreciate the help that our trust can give. In addition they benefit from the respite and the change that they see in their son or daughter.