Grants for charitable projects in Education, The Arts, Conservation, and Natural Environment

Our Founder

Frederick Ernest Cleary CBE (1905–1984) was a Chartered Surveyor and property entrepreneur from Crouch End, London. He was an environmentalist, conservationist and philanthropist. He was the founder of Haslemere Estates, a London-based development company that spearheaded projects that generally went against the grain of the time (1958-1984)

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If you believe your charity meets these criteria please fill in the Online Application Form and submit it for our consideration. Our trustees meet bi-annually in April and October. However, in most cases we always aim to respond to your bid application as soon as possible.

Our History

The Cleary Foundation was created in the 1950s by the philanthropic activities and environmental vision of Fred Cleary, CBE. The aims of The Cleary Foundation have always been to assist charities involved in education, the arts, conservation and the natural environment. Today these are charities located for the most part in the South East and Kent.