The objects of the Jerusalem Trust are:
- to advance the Christian religion and promote Christian organisations and the charitable purposes and institutions they support;
- to advance Christian education and learning.
The trustees’ priority areas are as follows:
Evangelism and Christian Mission in the UK
- Christian projects that develop new ways of working with children and young people, including children who have little or no contact with the church;
- Support for Christian youth work;
- Evangelistic projects, especially new and emerging evangelists;
- Work with prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families.
- The development of Christian curriculum resource materials for schools in RE and across the curriculum;
- Support of RE as a subject, both in curriculum development and teacher training;
- The support, training and retention of Christian teachers in all subjects;
- Adult lay Christian training and education;
- Projects which encourage Christians in leadership in schools;
- To download the trust’s Education Strategy please click here.
Christian Evangelism and Relief Work Overseas.
- Priority areas are Anglophone sub-Saharan Africa, Ethiopia, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq and Iran.
- Programmes which support theological training colleges;
- Programmes which build capacity of local churches through the training of the laity and clergy;
- The translation of Christian books and other materials;
- Provision of aid to the persecuted church;
- Media projects promoting Christianity in the UK, North Africa and the Middle East;
- Training and networking projects for Christians working in the media;
- The creative use of digital media and the internet to promote Christianity;
- Jerusalem Productions, which enters into co-productions with national broadcasters and runs the annual Jerusalem Awards for Christian radio and internet productions.
- Commissions of works of art for places of worship.
The Trust only funds registered charities or activities with clearly defined charitable purposes. None of the trusts directly supports individuals, education fees or expeditions.
Please note that applications can be submitted at any time of the year.
Suitable applications should be sent by post to
The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts
5 Wilton Road
or by email to; firstname.lastname@example.org
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