Sir Edward Holt

The Trust

The Edward Holt Trust operates across Greater Manchester. Its principal activity is maintaining Holt House in Didsbury, which provides accommodation for older people with limited means.  The 13 flats at Holt House are managed in partnership with Equity Housing Group. 

In the last five years the Trust has sought ways to have a more strategic impact on disadvantaged people in the area by assisting a number of homelessness projects with capital funds and other support costs.  

The Trust originated in a 1955
 endowment from Sir Edward Holt, owner of Manchester's Joseph Holt brewery.  The family continue to maintain an interest in the work of the Trust, with Richard Kershaw, a Great Nephew of Sir Edward and Joseph Holt’s Chief Executive, serving as Chair.