William Dudley Trust’s original deed set out three areas of charitable activities in Birmingham. The first object and its priority were loans for young tradesmen starting up in business. In 1997 the wording of the trust deed were revised whilst ensuring that the amended objects were in the spirit of William Dudley’s wishes, that of promoting and training or the establishment in life of young people in financial need.
Revising the objects enabled trustees to consider other ways of supporting young people and so a joint venture with the Prince’s Trust began in 1998, resulting in a loan scheme for young people setting up jewellery, craft and creative businesses in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham.
By 2009 the Prince’s Trust had received £105,000 from William Dudley Trust enabling the Prince’s Trust to loan £271,750 to new businesses based in Birmingham.
Since 2009 William Dudley Trust has provided support for the Prince’s Trust’s Development Awards Programme.
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