Children at the Pedalavada Hostel - Marr Munning AshramChildren at the Pedalavada Hostel in Odisha, India - Marr Munning Ashram

The Marr-Munning Trust is an independent grant making trust supporting charitable projects in the Indian Subcontinent, South East Asia or Sub-Saharan Africa.

Our priorities are the education of poor children and training for poor and disadvantaged adults which will help them to earn a decent living. 





We wish to make a real difference to the lives of people in some of the poorest communities in the world.  We believe that the most long-lasting solutions are likely to be those rooted in the communities themselves.  We target our limited funds towards registered, independent charitable organisations / NGOs with an annual income of between £25,000 and £1m.  Most of the organisations we support have an annual income of much less than £1m.

We make grants totalling approximately £300,000 each year to charitable organisations/NGOs.  We do not make grants to individuals.

Our trustees are currently reviewing the way in which we allocate our funds.  We will publish an update about this review here at the beginning of August 2017.

The trust was founded in 1970 by Frank Harcourt-Munning to alleviate poverty and suffering in the developing world.