The Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust makes grants in the UK to support people with a learning disability after they reach normal school leaving age, to learn skills to help them live more independent lives.

We hope this website gives a little information about how we support other charities and will enable you to decide if we can help you.

Coronavirus Statement

We understand that many organisations will be affected by coronavirus and this may affect operations, including how you spend your grant from The Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust. 

If you find that this is the case and you are unable to fulfil the obligations made, please get in touch with the secretary, by emailing, to

explain what this means and the impact on your grant.

We are willing to be flexible if the need arises in these unprecedented times.


Stepping Stones Catering project.
Click on Stepping Stones for more information. 

Roundabout Dramatherapy project.
Click on Roundabout to find out more.

Yellow Submarine Cafe project
Click on Yellow Submarine to read one man's story. 

Click Working Together for details of their Work Skills Programme

Click Caring for Life for how the Catering Academy was helped