A Grant-Making Trust for Young Christian Women from the North East of England

Duchess of Leeds Assumption Fund

The Duchess of Leeds Assumption Fund is a small grant-making Trust set up in 1997, which aims to promote the Christian education and human development of young women from the North East of England.

COVID 19 Update

It is with regret that the trustees of the Duchess of Leeds Fund have suspended their grant-making for 2020, in light of the restrictions widely imposed by the UK government to stem the spread of COVID 19 (coronavirus).  

If you have received a grant for a trip that was subsequently cancelled, or have any question regarding the fund, please email us at

Trustees will continue to monitor the ever-changing situation created by COVID 19, and hope to be able to welcome applications for January 2021.

We hope you are safe, keeping well and looking after each other.


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You can apply for grants for 2021 from October 2020. 

Check the website carefully before filling out your Application Form


HCPT visiting Gavarnie

A group of helpers with the disabled children's pilgrimage in Lourdes