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Unless explicitly stated, all projects are UK based.  Please do not apply to multiple trusts. Before applying, check that your project fits into one of the trusts' areas of interest:

Africa

The Alan & Babette Sainsbury Charitable Fund supports education and young people's employment and projects which promote freedom of speech or advance peace and reconciliation in sub-Saharan Africa. Proceed to How to Apply.


The Headley Trust considers development projects in sub-Saharan Anglophone Africa, under these headings:


The Indigo Trust supports organisations and projects using digital technologies to improve transparency and accountability in sub-Saharan Africa. Go to the Indigo Trust's Website to apply.


Christianity - The Jerusalem Trust's geographical priority areas include: Anglophone sub-Saharan Africa and Ethiopia. Support for theological training colleges; Capacity building of local churches; the translation and provision of Christian literature; and support for the persecuted church. How to Apply.


Palliative Care - please visit the True Colours Trust Website.


International

Christianity - The Jerusalem Trust's geographical priority areas are Anglophone sub-Saharan Africa, Ethiopia, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq and Iran. Support for theological training colleges; Capacity building of local churches; the translation and provision of Christian literature; and support for the persecuted church. Proceed to How to Apply.

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Arts UK

The Headley Trust considers applications for: Regional museums and galleries, with special consideration for curatorial support and acquisitions; display, study and acquisition of British ceramics; major museums, galleries and libraries; arts education/outreach and access to the arts for disabled and disadvantaged people. Proceed to How to Apply.


The Jerusalem Trust considers commissions of works of art for places of Christian worship. Proceed to How to Apply.

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Heritage & Archaeology - UK

The Headley Trust considers support for conservation of industrial, maritime and build heritage; archaeology; and the Headley Museums Archaeological Acquisition Fund. It also considers support for historical gardens and landscapes. Proceed to How to apply.


Heritage & Archaeology - International

The Headley Trust considers support for conservation and recording of heritage (including ecclesiastical & vernacular architecture, archaeology and cultural artefacts), primarily in South Eastern Europe (Slovenia, Croatia, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina), but also in Turkey and Ethiopia; raising awareness of heritage issues in these countries, supporting the capacity of new heritage NGOs, and training the next generation of conservation and heritage professionals. Proceed to How to Apply.

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Autism

The Three Guineas Trust will consider proposals in the field of autistic spectrum disorder. Wherever possible, projects are preferred which include people with ASD in decision-making. The trustees do not usually fund capital projects in this area of grant-making. The trustees do not make grants directly to individuals, or fund pure research.  The trustees have an annual small grants programme for play schemes run in the summer school holiday which support children with ASD. If your project fits into this area proceed to How to Apply.

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Cathedrals & Major Churches

The Headley Trust considers restoration or repair work to the fabric of ancient cathedrals, parish church cathedrals and large churches of exceptional architectural merit. Proceed to How to Apply.


Parish Churches

The Headley Trust considers fabric repairs to listed medieval parish churches in sparsely populated and less prosperous rural areas in England & Wales; and the provision of toilet facilities and disabled access within these churches. Proceed to How to Apply.

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Christianity - UK

The Jerusalem Trust works with young people & students, prisoners, ex-prisoners & their families; Christian Art; Christian Media; Children and Young People; Evangelistic projects; Christian education (curriculum & resources development, teacher recruitment & training, adult education). Proceed to How to Apply.


The Jerusalem Trust also considers: projects that provide support through training and networking for Christians working in the media; the creative use of digital media and the internet to promote Christianity; and commissions of works of art for places of Christian worship. Proceed to How to Apply.

Christianity - International

The Jerusalem Trust's geographical priority areas are Anglophone sub-Saharan Africa, Ethiopia, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq and Iran. Support for theological training colleges; Capacity building of local churches; the translation and provision of Christian literature; and support for the persecuted church. Proceed to How to Apply.

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

The Alan and Babette Sainsbury Charitable Fund supports projects which promote and protect civil liberties and community relations. This may include support for minority communities or those seeking refuge in the UK, as well as organisations working to promote the importance of human rights, free speech and tolerance. Proceed to How to Apply.

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Climate Change

The Climate Change Collaboration is a group of four Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. Ashden Trust, JJ Charitable Trust, Mark Leonard Trust and Tedworth Trust. This group came together in 2011 to support pilot and research projects to find ways of reducing CO2 emissions quickly.

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Criminal Justice & Prisons

The JJ Charitable Trust considers literacy projects for ex-offenders or those at risk of offending. Proceed to How to Apply.


The Woodward Trust considers projects that support rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders are supported as well as requests to help prisoners’ families.


The Jerusalem Trust supports Christian organisations that work with prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families. Proceed to How to Apply.

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Disability (UK)

The True Colours Trust considers projects which support children with complex disabilites, life-limiting and/or life-threatening illness, and their families. Further information can be found on the Trust's website.


The Headley Trust considers grants of up to £2,500 to provide support for practical aids for disabled people. Details on how to apply can be found here.


The Three Guineas Trust considers projects supporting disability and violence. Proceed to How to Apply.


The Woodward Trust considers support for disability projects which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically disabled or learning disabled. Further information can be found here.

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Education (UK)

The Headley Trust considers support for disadvantaged families and young people. Proceed to How to Apply.


The Headley Trust considers bursaries for vocational training in traditional crarfts, conservation and heritage skills. Proceed to How to Apply.


The Headley Trust considers apprenticeships for UK graduate students (in dance), and postgraduate students in music. Proceed to How to Apply.


The Jerusalem Trust considers: The development of Christian curriculum resource materials for schools in RE and across the curriculum; support for RE as a subject, both in curriculum development and teacher training; support, training and retention of Christian teachers in all subjects; adult lay Christian training and education; and projects which encourage Christians in leadership in schools. Proceed to How to Apply.

Education (International)

The Jerusalem Trust's geographical priority areas are Anglophone sub-Saharan Africa, Ethiopia, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq and Iran. Support for theological training colleges; Capacity building of local churches; the translation and provision of Christian literature; and support for the persecuted church. Proceed to How to Apply.


The Alan and Babette Sainsbury Charitable Fund considers support for education and young people's employment and projects which promote freedom of speech or advance peace and reconciliation in sub-Saharan Africa. Proceed to How to Apply.


The Headley Trust - helping girls to continue their education beyond primary school, improving students’ access to secondary and tertiary education and projects to improve the quality of teaching. Proceed to How to Apply.

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Older People

The Headley Trust considers support for older people to live independently for as long as possible; to improve older people’s quality of life in residential care homes, including supporting people with dementia; support for carers of older people, both locally and nationally. Further information can be found here.

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Environment (UK)

The JJ Charitable Trust supports social and cultural change towards more sustainable lifestyles – creative approaches that visualise a sustainable future in positive ways, innovative economic models that support sustainable lifestyles, and the role of the broadcast media in communicating about climate change and sustainability. Proceed to How to Apply.


The Woodward Trust considers small-scale environmental projects, especially with a strong educational element. Further information can be found here.

Environment (Overseas)

The JJ Charitable Trust considers supporting environment projects in Africa, especially community-based agriculture initiatives, which aim to help people help themselves in an environmentally sustainable way. Proceed to How to Apply.


The Headley Trust supports sustainable farming and livelihood development. Proceed to How to Apply.

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Ethnic Minorities

The Woodward Trust considers small-scale projects that promote integration and community cohesion amongst minority groups, including refugees and travellers. Further information can be found here.

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Homelessness / People at risk

The JJ Charitable Trust considers literacy projects to help improve the effectiveness of literacy teaching in primary and secondary education for children with learning difficulties, including dyslexia, and for ex-offenders or those at risk of offending. Proceed to How to Apply.


The Woodward Charitable Trust supports young people and women, and covering facilities such as women’s refuges. Further information can be found here.

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Leukaemia & Haematological Malignancies

Please go directly to the Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund website

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Literacy

The JJ Charitable Trust considers literacy projects to help improve the effectiveness of literacy teaching in primary and secondary education for children with learning difficulties, including dyslexia, and for ex-offenders or those at risk of offending. Proceed to How to Apply.

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Medical Research

The Alan and Babette Sainsbury Charitable Fund considers support for Type 1 Diabetes only. Proceed to How to Apply.

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Palliative Care (UK)

The True Colours Trust considers hospice & palliative care support for children and their families. Further information can be found here.

Palliative Care (Africa)

The True Colours Trust considers support to improve access to affordable palliative care for adults and children in Africa; and increasing awareness of palliative care and influencing policy at a local and national level. Further information can be found here.

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Parenting

The Headley Trust considers small-scale local organisations working nationwide in parenting, family welfare and child development fields. Further information can be found here.


The Headley Trust considers support for disadvantaged families and young people. Proceed to How to Apply.

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Youth Work

The Alan & Babette Trust considers projects which promote learning and education for young people within disadvantaged communities in Southwark. Proceed to How to Apply.


The Jerusalem Trust considers Christian projects that develop new ways of working with children and young people, including children who have little or no contact with the church; and support for Christian youth work. Proceed to How to Apply.

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