What we do

The PM Trust is an independent, grant making charitable incorporated organisation that provides financial assistance to young people between the ages of 16yrs to 24yrs old.

The main purpose of the Trust is to make hospitality the career of choice for young people and help them to further their training and development within the hospitality industry.

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Who Can Apply?

In accordance with the trusts constitution applicants should be between the ages of 16-24 years old. However exceptions can be made at the discretion of the trustees. Applications can also be submitted from Catering colleges, the hospitality faculties of Universities, other Charitable Trusts and individuals.

Educational Establishments

Over the years The PM Trust has established close ties with most of the Colleges and Universities in the Greater London area. We welcome applications from head of departments on behalf of students.



In order for an individual to be eligible for a grant from The PM Trust they should be studying for a hospitality related course at a college or university within the UK that will lead to an accredited qualification. The grant may be used to help pay for course fees, uniform, equipment or study materials that may be a requirement of the course.

Competitions and Awards

The PM Trust provides sponsorship for select hospitality related competitions and awards. Previously this has included the Springboard Kickstart Star of the Future Award and The Acorn Scholarship


Charitable Trusts

The PM Trust does consider applications from other charitable organisations who’s aims and objectives are closely aligned to those of The PM Trust.

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The Robyn Jones Star of the future Award

This award is dedicated to the late Robyn Jones OBE a former trustee of the Trust and a great advocate of the hospitality industry and especially supporting the next generation of hospitality professionals.  It is awarded to any currently employed alumnus of Springboards Kickstart programme, that demonstrates outstanding potential within the hospitality industry.

If it wasn’t for Springboard’s KickStart Programme supported by The PM Trust I would still be in my room playing computer games and doing nothing with my life.
— Danny Lotter - Star of the Future Award Winner 2017

Fundraising Dinner Westminster Kingsway College Autumn 2019


Get Involved

We hold a number of events during the year and welcome any support.

In particular, we are seeking exciting venues in which to host events on a pro bono basis.

Please contact us if you’re able to assist, thank you.



Please click on “apply now” and complete the online form.

Make a Donation

Any donations are always gratefully received to help the next generation of young chefs, thank you.