'The Cygnus Trust' is a registered charity which was founded in 2010 to help the local community through the provision of grants and donations to local groups and charities or other organisations working for public benefit. This means that Cygnus makes modest grants to other charities or voluntary organisations (not individuals) based in Waltham Forest, Newham and Redbridge.
Beneficiaries may include the disadvantaged, people with disabilities, environmental organisations, educational establishments and community projects. For more information about who can benefit and how to apply, please go the funding section.

The Charity was founded by four friends, Shah Ahmed, Lara Geary, Theresa Harrison and Jeanne Holland-Young who had previously worked together on other community projects. Jeanne is no longer a trustee but Liz Hayman and Joga Kabra became trustees in 2012 and Nick Tiratsoo was also a trustee from 2012 - 2013.

'Cygnus' raises money by organising a programme of events throughout the year and through voluntary donations. The Trustees would like the fundraising programme to be as varied and exciting as possible. There will be lots of events organised by the trustees but ideas from everyone are welcomed, whether it's a sponsored jog, a cup cake party or an art exhibition, all efforts will be most appreciated.

People are encouraged to become members of the Trust at an annual fee of £20. Members will receive regular updates on news and events with first priority on popular events. For more information on how to become a member please go to the membership section.

As Shah Ahmed says: "The more we do as a community - the more we can help those in crisis or in need. I am very proud to be part of 'Cygnus' and I and my co-Trustees will work hard to make our Charity work for you."

For further information please contact: The Secretary
tel: 020 8558 4050
email: secretary@cygnustrust.org

The Cygnus Trust
Registered charity #: 1137800
Registered address:

The Cygnus Trust
Ground Floor
6 Gainsborough Road
London E11 1HT