Welcome to the John Dorkin Charity website. 

We are a small charity based in Ipswich and are able to consider applications for grants to those in need who live within the boundaries of their catchment area which is based upon the 'Ancient Parishes of St Clement / Holy Trinity / St Helen Ipswich'. The map shows the exact boundary, which includes all of IP3 and some of IP4. 

The criteria being those "who are in conditions of need, hardship and distress by making grants of money or providing or paying for items, services or facilities, calculated to reduce the need, hardship and distress of such persons"

Applications can be submitted at any time, and are considered regularly by the Trustees.

Examples of where funding has been approved include - Furniture & Kitchen Goods - School Uniforms - Emergency Funding - Furnishings/Carpeting - Transport to Hospital - Children to attend residential camps/holidays/trips – Subscriptions for Clubs for Adults/Children – Specialist Equipment.

Please note: The Trustees are unable to consider outstanding debts or in the relief of rates, taxes or other public funds and may not commit themselves to repeat or renew relief granted on any occasion in any case. 

How to apply




John Dorkin Charity - Registered charity number 209635

It is recomended that all communication comes by EMAIL rather than post

Registered Address: c/o Holy Trinity Church, Back Hamlet, Ipswich, IP3 8AJ