About the Trust
The Trust was set up by John Pinder in 2000 and its achievements and current projects are listed on this website.
The objects of the charity are to support and promote studies of federal government whether within or among states, including studies of processes that may lead towards the establishment of such government, and to support or promote education and dissemination of knowledge of these subjects.
Federalism remains on the agenda both in the European Union that the UK is seeking to leave and as a possible solution to the awkwardness resulting from asymetric devolution within the United Kingdom.
The Trust is registered as a charity with the Charity Commission. John Pinder’s original intention was that it should have a relatively short life of ten years as the capital he gifted was used and run down to achieve the objectives set out above. It has lasted much longer due to astute investment and to favourable movements in the market. Nethertheless it was expected that it would be wound down around 2015 until the Trust received a legacy in John’s will.
The work the Trust has supported since 2000 is summarised on this website as is the work currently supported.
The Trust now has a long-term planning horizon and has strategies in place to secure income and thus support for achieving its aims. Feedback from readers is welcomed and we are happy to reply to messages or questions. If you would like to support the work of the James Madison Charitable Trust, we would be delighted to hear from you.
James Madison Charitable Trust