Welcome to The Idlewild Trust

The Idlewild Trust is a grant making trust that supports registered charities concerned with the encouragement of the performing and fine arts and crafts, the advancement of education within the arts and the preservation for the benefit of the public of lands, buildings and other objects of beauty or historic interest in the United Kingdom.

Peter Minet founded The Peter Minet Trust in 1969 to support social welfare projects particularly in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, and in 1974 established The Idlewild Trust. Peter Minet died in 1988 and his widow, Wilhelmina, an American, died in 1997. Idlewild was the name given to the International Airport in New York that was built in 1948 and was renamed John F Kennedy Memorial Airport in 1964.

The Idlewild Trust is a registered charity, number 268124