The Halsted Trust is a charity governed by a Declaration of Trust that states its Objects to be: “to advance the education of the public in the study of and research into family history, genealogy, heraldry and local history through one-name studies generally, but in particular with reference to all persons having the surname of Halsted, and to promote the preservation, security and publication of the useful results of such research

Recently the Trust has sponsored speakers at conferences and promoted workshops and seminars relating to family history and one name studies around the country. It has contributed towards the costs of preserving valuable genealogical documents and sponsored the purchase of records*.  It will consider preservation, digitisation and indexing projects and has purchased computer equipment for Societies.

The Trustees invite, innovative and imaginative applications for grants of up to £2000 to the genealogical community, (although larger sums may occasionally be considered). The Trustees will consider both capital and other projects that further the Trusts stated aims on both national and local levels. The trust will pay up to maximum of 50% the total cost of any project.

The Trustees meet three times a year to consider applications. All submissions should be made in writing to the secretary including details of the budget and appropriateness of the application in support of the Trust’s aims. Successful applicants would be expected to make regular updates to the Trustees and report on the successful completion of a project.

If interested please apply to the Secretary.