our history

Trust in Children was founded in 1964 by Colin Murray as the East India Club Trust. For 40 years it issued grants to needy children in the UK, often at times like Christmas when help was particularly appreciated.

In 2004 the charity was relaunched by Leonora Borg, with the same aims of helping disadvantaged children but a broader focus on projects both in the UK and in other countries. After returning to the UK from charity work in Peru she identified a need for a charity that could provide relatively small amounts of funding to grass roots projects around the world supporting children into education. She recruited a group of enthusiastic volunteer trustees to bring energy and drive to support the charity in its new role.

Leo remains a Trustee of Trust in Children, but stepped down as Chair in 2008, to be replaced by Iain Forbes. The charity continues to help deprived children to access education by issuing grants to projects that most organisations overlook.