Patrons were Sir Alan Parker OBE and Nicolas Roeg CBE
Founded in 1985, the Directors Guild Trust (Charity No. 326673) was the charity arm of the Guild, supporting both Guild activities and the wider remit of promoting British directors' art and craft to a national and international public through education, events, commemorations and memorials.
The charitable aims of the Trust are:
- To educate the public in the art of direction
- To promote and celebrate British directors and their work
- To train and to fund the training of British directors
- To support impoverished or disabled directors
The Trust was responsible for funding most of the activities of the Guild, including training and events, the DIRECT ACCESS Feature Film Directors' Mentoring Scheme, (previously sponsored by Skillset and Film Four) preparing Blue Plaque memorials for past leading British directors, fund-raising and promoting the work of the Directors Guild of Great Britain and it's members.
The Trustees of the Directors Guild Trust are: