What is the Trust for Research and Education on the Arms Trade?
The Trust for Research and Education on the Arms Trade (TREAT) was established in 1990 to promote research into the international arms trade and its effects, and disseminate the results of such research. It acts as a grant-making charity. The main, but by no means only, beneficiary is the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) and a full list of grants made in recent years is on another page.
What kinds of projects does the Trust support?
As a registered charity, recognised by the Charity Commissioners and the Inland Revenue, the Trust has certain tax privileges and confines its giving to purposes accepted in law as charitable and, in particular, those which fall within its aims as described above.
The Trustees of the Trust for Research and Education on the Arms Trade would be looking for one or more of the following when considering a grant application: academic or other research resulting in a publication or other dissemination of the results of the said research (this can include bringing together work previously published elsewhere); written or other materials which would educate a wider public on arms export issues, including the relationship between the arms trade and social, economic, human rights and development issues; purchase of materials to enable such research to take place; production and dissemination of research and education publications about arms exports. TREAT does not respond to general appeals, fund deficits, or make grants for on-going projects.
How do we apply to the Trust?
Applications for grants of £500 or more are considered twice-yearly. The deadlines for applications are 1 June and 1 December - applicants will hear the outcome of their applications by 1 August and 1 February respectively. You may apply at any time for grants of less than £500.
Are you a CAF account holder?
If you are a Charities Aid Foundation account holder and wish to make a donation towards CAAT through TREAT, please specify clearly that you wish your donation to be used to fund CAAT's work. If making a gift to CAAT in this way, please be aware that your donation will be restricted to those areas of CAAT's work which are eligible for charitable funding - research and education.
Who are the Trustees?
Kat Barton, Chris Cole, Ann Feltham, Roy Prockter, Paul Seed, Gordon Slater, Anna Stavrianakis,
Do you need more information?
TREAT's Charity Registration Number is 328694 and annual returns are made to the Charity Commission. TREAT has a page on the Commission's website.
For any other information, or to make a grant application, contact the Secretary, Ann Feltham:
Address: Unit 4, 5 - 7 Wells Terrace, London N4 3JU
Tel: 020-7281 0297