Woman harvesting tea in Tanzania Understanding Christianity - Teachers' Handbook Gatsby Neuroscience Brainbow model Child with arms outstretched - the Woodward Charitable Trust
Horse Riding - The Woodward Charitable Trust Voice Data Africa in Kenya Gatsby Plant Science Building and Garden Man in Tanzania carrying bag of cotton in the back of a truck
Children standing on a stage, acting in a play Fan Three children and one adult sitting on a boat An image showing people horse riding

How To Apply

Woman harvesting tea in Tanzania Understanding Christianity - Teachers' Handbook Gatsby Neuroscience Brainbow model Child with arms outstretched Horse Riding - The Woodward Charitable Trust Voice Data Africa in Kenya Gatsby Plant Science Building and Garden Man in Tanzania carrying bag of cotton in the back of a truck A group of men sitting on long tree logs in Tanzania Three children and one adult sitting on a boat An image showing people horse riding

Most applications will not secure a grant because the amount of funding requested from the trusts greatly exceeds the funding available.

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
  • Literacy
  • Dyslexia
  • School inclusion
  • Sustainable environments, food or finance
  • Archaeology
  • 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, Mark Leonard Trust, Staples Trust, Tedworth Charitable Trust and Linbury Trust.

These trusts have their own procedure for grant applications in clearly defined areas: Woodward Charitable Trust, True Colours Trust and Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund.

Other grantmaking programmes:

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.

Headley Aids for Disabled People (Word application form)
Small grants towards purchase of practical aids and equipment for disabled people aged 16 and over.