About the Trust


Our focus is primarily on helping groups to support those experiencing problems such as homelessness, physical or emotional abuse, exclusion because of race or religion or are otherwise isolated and stressed. Initiatives which enable people to improve their situation for themselves or aim to prevent difficulties arising are particularly welcome..

About us

Since the start of the Jamieson-Bystock Trust in 2003 to the end of 2017 we have made over 150 grants which together come to over £300,000. The size of grants range from £100 to £5,000.

The Trust funds are derived from the investment income from the sale of Bystock Court in Exmouth (see History) Most of the organisations that we have supported have been based in Exeter or East Devon. Occasionally we have made grants to national organisations that work with people in our locality.

Some of the organisations we have supported recently are

  • SAFE - Stop Abuse for Everyone, formerly the Women's Refuge
  • Changing Tunes, music workshops in Exeter Prison
  • Open Door, Exmouth
  • Restore, support for survivors of modern day slavery

If you would like to make a request for funding please see Applying for a Grant.


As Trustees we try to manage the funds responsibly in order to meet the aims of the Jamieson-Bystock Trust. We do not undertake any fundraising. Our administration costs are low and we do not employ any staff.

Current Trustees are:

  • Liz Brown, Treasurer
  • Rachael Jamieson, Chairperson
  • David Lee, Secretary
  • Tim Dyke
  • John Ingham
  • Lorna Lavender
  • Lynne Madden
  • Anne Morley

The Trust is registered with the Charity Commission - Registration Number 1101845 and can be seen on their website here..