The Turner-Dumbrell Foundation
The Turner-Dumbrell Foundation is a grant making trust supporting charitable organisations in the village of Ditchling in Sussex, and the surrounding area. The Foundation is custodian of the Turner-Dumbrell Workshops, Lodge Hill and Bowries Fields in Ditchling and rental income received contributes towards the charitable donations.
The Foundation was founded in 1983 by Dr Richard Wainwright Duke Turner who was left North End Farm, including Lodge Hill and adjoining land, by Mary Dumbrell whose wish was that it should be used for the public benefit. Read more information about The Foundation and these families
Grant applications are invited annually in March for consideration at the summer meeting. For more information about how to apply see the Grants page.
The workshops were converted from the buildings of North End Farm. They are let by the Trustees of the Turner-Dumbrell Foundation to tenants who are engaged in art or craft work or who are in business for the first time. Find details of vacancies and the artists and makers who operate from the workshops here.
We have recently had the hedges of the Bowries fields facing North End laid in the traditional way. This is just in time for the lambing season. See more news here