The Edward Gostling Foundation was registered as an independent charity with the Charity Commission in 1997. 

We provide financial support to UK registered charities that are seeking to create significant and positive change to the lives of disadvantaged people; those living not only on a low income but whom have the added ‘challenge’ of a long-term illness or disability and support our charitable vision “that people living on a low income who have a disability or long-term illness should have as many as possible of the same choices, quality of life opportunities and aspirations as others more fortunate than themselves”. This basic premise was at the heart of our founding Chair, Ted Gostling’s, charitable vision; a Vision as key today as it was when Ted set to work.

Charitable Activity Over the Last 12 Months



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by our charity team


Charity partners


All the charities we partner with have the specialist expertise and resources required to provide care and support to disadvantaged members of society living with a disability or long-term illness.  With our financial support they can enhance existing or create new sustainable services which will have a lasting social impact within their local communities.

All our funding is directed towards charitable activities that support one (or more) of our “4 life themes”. 


Health & Wellbeing

Improving people's physical/mental health and general welfare.

Independent Living

Helping people to live independently.


Recognising family carers for the fantastic and vital work they do.


Helping people into employment, housing or supported living.

Trustees and Officers


Denis Taylor – Chair
Victoria Hoskins – Executive Trustee

Colin Clarkson
Christine Erwood
Russell Meadows
John O’Sullivan MBE
Stephen O’Sullivan
Carole Sawyers
Robert White


Sue Birch – PA to the Board
Renu Ghale – Grants Manager
Caroline Kendall – Operations Director
Petra Morris – Finance Director & Company Secretary
Julie Stearn – Grants Administrator

President Emeritus

Michael Street OBE