Charity No 289474

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

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


The Green Gym is coming to Ditchling.  Four taster sessions will be held during October 2017 run by conservation charity TCV.  This is a great way to enjoy the environment and get fit at the same time.  Find more information here