About Us


The Hoper Dixon Trust is a registered charity which makes grants for the relief of poverty of those connected with or in the neighbourhood of the priories, parishes or pastoral centres of the Dominican Friars of the English Province of the Order of Preachers, a religious Order in the Catholic Church.

The Dominican Friars of the English Province have a presence in Oxford, London, Cambridge, Newcastle and Leicester in England; in Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland; and in the Caribbean islands of Grenada and Barbados. See our Online Resources page for links to more information about the Dominican Friars and their work.

The Trust aims to benefit the poor by making grants to assist with one-off expenses for the benefit of those who are in acute situations of poverty, and to enable those in chronic poverty to participate in activities that would not otherwise be open to them. See our How we can Help page for more information, or our Applying for a grant page for details of how to apply for support.

St Dominic, founder of the Dominican Friars, selling his books and giving the proceeds to the poor.