Allchurches Trust is one of the UK’s largest grant-making charities. Its funding for churches and Christian charities supports them to care for heritage, but also to engage with their communities and address some of our most difficult social issues.
Allchurches’ grants support the repair, restoration, re-ordering and protection of churches and cathedrals of many denominations, especially where these changes support wider community use and help those in need. The Trust is particularly keen to support churches and Christian charities running projects aimed at tackling social issues such as homelessness, poverty and loneliness.
Through its Growing Lives programme, it is supporting beneficiaries to engage more young people more regularly, forging lasting relationships with families, and it’s Hope Beyond programme is supporting churches and Christian charities to respond to the changing needs of their communities in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Allchurches does also supports Christian schools and colleges with funding for projects that help children and young people to reach their potential.
The Trust normally only funds capital projects and equipment, with the exception of its Hope Beyond programme and a small number of large multi-year grants for projects deemed transformational by trustees. For more information, see the ‘what we fund’ webpage.
Andrews Charitable Trust (ACT) owns Andrews Property Group whose profits provide most of the Trust’s income. The main strategy of the trust is therefor to support those who are not able to easily access the mainstream property market. The majority of our funding is focused on tackling the links between housing and poverty, especially by supporting innovative ideas and new social enterprises supporting those in housing need – both here in the UK and overseas. Key words are innovation, replication and sustainability. They also have a small pot of funding to enable churches in the regions of the UK where Andrews has businesses, to start up social action projects in support of their communities. This funding is currently deployed through the Cinnamon Network micro-grant programme, supported by their Regional Advisors.
The Fund applies its income for the benefit of the churches and provinces of the Anglican Communion and the international ministry of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The key objectives of The Smith Bradbeer Charitable Trust are to support the advancement of the Christian Faith (anywhere in the world). It is a grant making charity to support churches, missionary’s and evangelism anywhere in the world.
Childs Charitable Trust are keen to support projects that demonstrate a Christian approach to their work.
Cinnamon Network offer Micro-Grants of £2,000 to any local church, or group of local churches, who want to start one of our Cinnamon Recognised Projects.
Culham St Gabriel’s give grants to individuals, networks and organisations to support research, development and innovation in RE.
The Deo Gloria Trust seeks to promote the Good News about Jesus Christ and to encourage Christians to share it with others. Since 1965 the Trust has initiated and supported numerous evangelistic projects.
The Trust seeks to continue its work:
Deo Gloria Trust produces quality resources for outreach (usually in partnership with others), and provides a follow-up service through Contact for Christ and the Christian Enquiry Agency.
The name Deo Gloria is Latin and literally means “To God be the Glory”. This summarises the overall purpose and guiding principle of the Trust. The Trust is interdenominational and is a member of Evangelical Alliance.
The Douglas Trust is an account in a donor advised foundation, not an independent charity. It works in two main fields: parental discipling of children in the home; and helping the UK church to address poverty and inequality.
I have been privileged to be Chairman of The Trust since Peter and I founded it in 2002. The work is greatly assisted by my fellow trustees – Fiona Bradley, Terry Coggins, Anthony Donovan and Mgr Seamus O’Boyle. My sister, Denise Gaiger, has been secretary to the Trustees since we began.
This small executive and management team has worked well together and one of the consequences is that The Trust has never had any administrative costs. Everybody gives their time voluntarily and day to day running costs are sponsored by The PG Group.
The Trust receives dozens of requests each year for financial support from charities and good causes that are all worthwhile and a credit to those “out in the field”, who are working with great enthusiasm for the benefit of others. They often thank us for our contribution but in reality it is their work that is making the day to day difference to the lives of those most in need.
We can assist them with our prayers and, practically, with our money. We would like to be able to help everyone who requests our support but this is not always possible.
Please consider helping us and we, in turn, will be able to help others in our name and in your name.
Rev Gregory Grant
The trust was established in 1973 by the late R. H. Stanley of Purley, Surrey, as a tax-efficient way of managing his charitable donations. During Mr Stanley’s lifetime, the trust was a small family trust which mainly made grants to Christian organisations.
When Mr and Mrs Stanley passed away in 2000, their estate was left to Hinchley, growing the trust considerably. Hinchley Charitable Trust was reconstituted as a Charitable Company in 2005. It retains close links to the Stanley family, but is now more broadly-based.
The primary focus is still supporting Christian charities, with a particular emphasis on youth work. The trust looks to support activities and initiatives which have the potential to transform communities.
The objects of The Jerusalem Trust are:
Helping the church of Jesus Christ to fulfil the great commission and the relief of poverty.
Promotion of the evangelical Christian faith:
· Education and youth development – STEM education and vocational training in traditional crafts
· Medical welfare and research – elderly care, dementia, stroke and neuro-degenerative diseases
· Culture & the Environment – access for young and disabled people, encouraging young talent in the performing arts
· Overseas development projects – projects benefiting women and girls in low income countries in Asia
The Laing Family Trusts support a wide range of charities engaged in promoting Christian faith and values and in the relief of poverty (interpreted in its broadest sense), both in the UK and overseas.
The Lancaster Foundation has been founded on Christian principles offering medical and practical support to the suffering, disadvantaged and marginalized people throughout the UK and Africa Additionally the Foundation is committed to numerous ongoing local and national youth and community projects.
We have a dream that every Christian would go out into their bit of God’s world confident that God can work through them, confident that Jesus is good news for the people they meet, good news for the things they do, good news for the organisations they engage in.
From our beginnings in 1982, the mission and activities of The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC) were inspired by the wondrous good news of Christ for all of life. Our founders, John Stott and friends, saw how difficult it was for Christians to make the connection between the living Word of God and the challenges they faced out in his world. They recognised how drastically this shrivelled the church’s mission to the nation. And they were determined to tackle it head-on.
Support a wide range of charities engaged in promoting Christian faith and values and in the relief of poverty (interpreted in its broadest sense), both in the UK and overseas.
The National Churches Trust is the national, independent, charity dedicated to promoting and supporting church buildings of historic, architectural and community value across the UK.
At Porticus, we strive for a just and sustainable future where human dignity can flourish. We SEE difficult challenges, LEARN how to tackle them and work with partners to help CHANGE the world for the better.
Sir Halley Stewart Trust support innovative research and development projects in the Religious, Social and Medical fields. Grants range from one to three years in duration and up to circa £60,000 per project.
This is an initiative of the Christian Book Promotion Trust.
We provide grants to enable people to access good quality Christian books in their libraries, schools, prisons and churches, in fact anywhere a book can be borrowed and enjoyed.
Literature is aimed at people exploring the Christian faith for the first time and those just starting a new faith. Books are supplied through local Christian bookshops and cover a range of important subjects across the spectrum of theological thought.
Various values of grants are given depending on the type of library but do not exceed £1,000.
For over 100 years, we’ve helped Christians, charities and churches activate generosity, resource their calling and make a difference in Jesus’ name.
In 1906, Stewardship was created by a small group of Christians uniting to release generous gifts and financial support to Christian ministries in the UK and overseas.
Today, we help over 40,000 people live out their calling to be generous stewards, giving more than £100 million each year to over 6,000 churches, 2,500 Christian workers and 4,500 charities.
The Bishop Radford Trust is a charity which supports Christian ministry in the UK and internationally. It works with a range of different charities and has given over £5.5 million to 340+ charities since it was founded in 2006. It gives out approx 500K annually. Grants are mainly under 2K, however BRT also supports a dozen or so partner donors at a higher level over multiple years.
The Henry Smith Charity aims to bring about lasting change to people’s lives, helping them to benefit from and contribute to society. They achieve this by funding organisations that work with people to reduce social and economic disadvantage.
1. projects that show a Christian approach to practical, educational & spiritual needs of people of any age;
2. the adaptation of Church properties with a view to providing improved facilities for use by the church and its work in the community in which it is based.
The trust primarily supports other charities which advance any of the primary charitable objects of the trust, namely to relieve poverty, to advance religion, and to promote health or education. The trust does not fund-raise. The trust will consider but does not seek unsolicited applications for funding. To minimise administrative costs, the trust will reply to successful applicants only.
Over a 150 years ago Thomas Maclellan wove his legacy and covenant into our foundation. Today, we are doing all we can to enable the courageous to look to the future, as we take inspiration from the past.
Incorporated in 1945 by Robert J. Maclellan, his sister Dora Maclellan Brown, and his son Robert L. Maclellan, The Maclellan Foundation, Inc. is the largest and oldest of the Maclellan Family Foundations. The foundation is focused on establishing and strengthening the local church, promoting discipleship and leadership development, sparking community transformation, promoting the power of prayer, advocating for generosity, and increasing access to Scripture. The foundation provides financial and leadership resources to faith-based ministries, helping to foster biblical Christian values in the community by meeting practical and spiritual needs.
The Mercer’s company is involved in three main types of philanthropic activity:
The aim of The Rank Foundation is to improve the lives of people and their communities, across the UK. They look to do this by encouraging and developing leadership and promoting enterprise and innovation.
The Stewards of the Diocese of Gloucester Development Fund are keen to support projects which are innovative and collaborative. Applicants are, therefore, encouraged to research what others are doing locally, regionally and nationally, and to explore the potential for partnering with other churches or community groups.
The principal objectives of The Vardy Foundation are to support initiatives and programmes in social action and faith-based projects, predominantly focused on early intervention programmes committed to strengthening families and the relief of poverty. The Charity also seeks to support ex-offenders and those in prisons, addiction rehabilitation, the homeless and the unemployed.
The Willats Trust supports churches across the country by making grants, to enable the appointment of lay workers to minister to the lowest and poorest members of society.
Westhill’s primary focus is on providing financial investment and other resources to support formal and informal religious education projects and faith-motivated activities that enable people to transform their lives and the life of their communities.