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The Carnegie United Kingdom Trust

Nature volume 128, page 194 (01 August 1931) | Download Citation



THE seventeenth annual report of the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust gives, by way of introduction to its record of the events of 1930, a short general survey of the five years 1926–1930 and a statement of the main heads of policy which the trustees have decided to pursue during their fourth quinquennium, 1931–1935. Their operations range over a wide field, shared now with the Pilgrim Trust, of charitable enterprise in Great Britain and Ireland. They give preference among charitable objects to such as are of an experimental and national character and to schemes which are likely to become self-supporting within a reasonable time, since it was the founder's desire to provide means for fostering a perpetual succession of pioneer enterprises calculated to meet new needs as they arise. The fairy-godmother, in fact, whilst guaranteeing her protégées a fair chance of showing their quality and merits, is careful to disclaim all responsibility for their future maintenance.

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