How To Apply
Most applications will not secure a grant because the amount of funding requested from the trusts greatly exceeds the funding available. The trustees wish to discourage charities from wasting time and resources on applications that fall outside the trusts’ remit.
The trusts only fund registered charities or activities with a clearly defined charitable purpose. None of the trusts directly supports individuals, education fees or expeditions.
These trusts will consider applications if they match their areas of interest: Alan & Babette Charitable Fund, Headley Trust, Jerusalem Trust, JJ Charitable Trust and Three Guineas Trust. Collectively, these areas of interest are:
In the UK
- Arts and education projects in Southwark
- Civil liberties and human rights
- Practical autism projects
- Support for older people and their carers
- Family welfare
- Youth work
- Christian mission, education, evangelism, media and art
- School inclusion
- Sustainable environments, food or finance
- Conservation of industrial, maritime and built heritage
- Display, study or purchase of British ceramics
- Regional museums and galleries, especially curatorial support and purchase of objects with local significance
- Restoration and repair of cathedrals and major churches
Outside the UK
- Healthcare (particularly mother and infant health) in Anglophone sub Saharan Africa
- Access to secondary and tertiary education in Anglophone sub-Saharan Africa, especially for girls
- Better quality teaching in Anglophone sub-Saharan Africa
- Heritage conservation in south-east Europe, Turkey and Ethiopia
- Trachoma prevention and treatment in Ethiopia
- Christian evangelism and relief projects in sub-Saharan Africa, Ethiopia, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq and Iran
- Sustainable community-based agriculture in Africa
These trusts have proactive grantmaking programmes and do not accept applications: Ashden Trust, Gatsby Charitable Foundation, Glass-House Trust, Indigo Trust, Linbury Trust, Mark Leonard Trust, Staples Trust, and Tedworth Charitable Trust.
The Monument trustees have completed their plan to spend the Trust’s endowment and close down the Trust. Grant applications will no longer be considered.
These trusts have their own procedure for grant applications in clearly defined areas:
Woodward Charitable Trust
Please visit the Woodward website and read the application guidelines, please do not submit a general application.
Other grantmaking programmes:
Headley Aids for Disabled People Programme (Word application form)
Small grants towards purchase of practical aids and equipment for disabled people aged 16 and over.
Headley Museums Archaeological Acquisition Fund
A fund to help regional and local museums find in raising the money to buy archaeological artefacts.
The Frankopan Fund
An initiative of the Staples Trust to provide small grants to exceptionally talented students from Croatia to help them further their studies.