The East Malling Trust in its current legal form was established in April 2010 although its origins go back to the 1920s. It is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.
The governing body of the Trust is the Trust Board which consists of a group of Trustees who have backgrounds in academia, business and horticulture but have a common interest in supporting horticultural research. The day-to-day affairs of the Trust are managed by a Chief Executive and a small number of staff at its head office at Bradbourne House, East Malling, Kent.
The primary objective of the Trust is 'The advancement of science for public benefit, primarily through the support of research and development, particularly in the fields of horticultural and other plant-based disciplines'
The Trust works with a wide variety of partners to deliver its aims and supports the world-renowned research station in East Malling, NIAB-EMR.
The East Malling Trust is today a leading private funder of horticultural research in the UK, read more...
The East Malling Trust