OPERATING GUIDELINES
OF THE TRUST
Preservation of capital
Ensure cost-effectiveness by prioritising projects supported by a strong evidence-base and effective means of measuring outcomes.
Maximisation of income always compatible with objective 1.
Standardise demands made by the Trust on applicants and grant holders.
Publicise our existence and objectives to our target recipients.
Monitor the BMCT's own performance, ensuring decisions are made that are consistent with the known evidence base and share experiences with other charitable and philanthropic organisations.
Distribution of a sum each year equivalent to the net income, after expenses, of the previous year.
Minimise running costs of the Trust compatible with the efficient running of the organisation and the achievement of objectives.
In the case of equally worthy and competing applications our guiding principle is "where we make the most difference".
Review these operating guidelines every 2 years.

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