What is The Mary Budding Trust?

The Trust’s objective is to support children with additional needs, aged eleven or under, living within the area of Okehampton, Tavistock and surrounding villages, by providing grants and equipment. It has been in existence since 2002 and is a self-funding charity (Registered Charity Number 1094213), run by unpaid volunteers.

We appreciate that each and every child has only one chance in life so our aim is to give children as full and rich a life as possible and provide opportunities that might not be available without additional support.


How Can the Trust Help You?

We can provide financial help for individual children, at home or school, or for groups of children within an educational setting. Individual families can apply (with a confirmation statement from a professional) or the request can come directly from a professional. Please remember that we can only accept requests for children 0-11 (up to the end of Primary School).

How to Apply


Over the last few years we have been able to fund help for children in many ways, including:

Mobility equipment, car seats and stair lifts

IT equipment for learning, such as iPads and laptops

Assistance with travel costs for intensive hospital appointments

A term’s school lunches

Therapies such as speech & language and psychotherapy

Special books and sensory equipment