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The Compass IFS Charitable Trust

As a long established business Compass Independent Financial Services Ltd receives many requests from local people and organisations for donations and support. We are keen to work with local institutions to help foster and develop a real sense of community spirit. To achieve this and to coincide with the 15th Anniversary of the business we decided to launch our own trust in October 2016 as a way of showing our support for our local community.

The aim of the Compass IFS Ltd Charitable Trust is to raise and distribute as much money as possible by way of grants and donations to local organisations including charities, schools, individuals and sports and social clubs.

The trust has the following objects:

  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of community development
  • The advancement of amateur sport
  • The advancements of health or the saving of lives
  • The advancement of environmental protection
  • The advancement of animal welfare
  • The relief of poverty
  • Other purposes beneficial to the community.

Success of the trust so far

The Compass Charitable Trust has enabled us to support many local societies and clubs as well as individuals in need since its conception in 2016.

In 2018, we made a donation to local team, The Old Catton Tigers, an under 10’s youth football team.

Working as a volunteer, coach and manager Simon Powell was solely reliant on both fundraising and the support of local business to provide football to the children of his community.

Through the support of Compass, the team were given the opportunity to purchase a new kit and training equipment which Simon says “naturally the children were extremely excited to be presented with.”

The Old Catton Tigers had a lot of ‘on the field’ success last season, winning a local cup competition in addition to a fair play award of which they are extremely proud. Manager Simon adds that the Compass Charitable Trust donation means that “the children are able to continue playing the sport they love, of which I am most grateful.”

Old Catton Tigers Under 10 Football Team
Old Catton Tigers Under 10’s Football Team


If you would like to donate, the trust would be very appreciative of any amount given, no matter how big or small. Cheques can be made payable to The Compass IFS Ltd Charitable Trust and posted to our office address in Blofield. We can also accept donations via BACS. Please contact to request our bank details.

Apply for a grant

If you would like to apply to the trust for a grant, please click below and complete our online application form. The trust would prefer to purchase items on your behalf, such as equipment or a specific item that you require. However we do also accept monetary requests for a specific cause, however the trust does not contribute towards core running costs.

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