The Medlock Charitable Trust is a family-run grant making organisation founded by Leonard Medlock in 1985 in order to invest in the communities in which he lived and worked, building engineering design firm Sitec. As such, the trust’s primary focus is on supporting projects in Lincolnshire and Somerset, where Leonard grew up and later settled.
The trust is now run by Leonard’s son David Medlock, who took over the family charity and business when his father retired. Under David’s leadership the Medlock Charitable Trust has continued to grow and has now donated more than £37 million to good causes in the UK.
The trust’s emphasis is upon spreading donations across a lot of smaller grants of £5,000 to £10,000 to organisations for whom this money will have a transformative impact.
In David’s words: “We want to support what goes on in buildings rather than the buildings themselves.”
The Medlock Charitable Trust is run alongside the Coles-Medlock Foundation, a younger grant making organisation set up by David and his wife Jacky, in order to extend the Medlocks’ charitable giving to overseas projects where the need for aid and sustainable development is greatest.
The charity’s four trustees are:
David Medlock, chair, who is also chair of the Coles-Medlock Foundation and a trustee of St Alphege Lodge Benevolent Fund, the Provincial Grand Lodge of Somerset Benevolent Fund and the Somerset Masonic Charity.
Mark Goodman, who is also a trustee of the Hinckley and District Mencap Society and the Coles-Medlock Foundation.
Jacqueline Medlock, who is also a trustee of the Coles-Medlock Foundation.
Peter Medlock, who is also a trustee of the Coles-Medlock Foundation.