The Jill Franklin Trust was set up in memory of Jill Franklin, 1928-1988, and has about £70,000 a year to spend. The Trust focuses its funding on deprived areas of Great Britain and, looks with particular favour at applications from the North of England and Wales.
Small charities are preferred, and simply prepared proposals are more likely to be accepted. The Trustees tend to look more favourably on an appeal which is simply and economically prepared: glossy, ‘prestige’ and mailsorted brochures do not impress the trustees.
Grants are typically £1,000 for one to three years (except for church restoration which is normally £500), and the trust has five areas for which it is soliciting grant applications:
- Self-Help groups, advice, training, and employment; to support people with a mental illness or learning difficulties, and their carers (parents etc.)
- Organisations helping and supporting refugees and asylum-seekers coming to or in the UK
- The restoration (not improvement) of churches of architectural importance (half a page in Pevsner’s Buildings). The church should be open to visitors every day
- Local schemes to help prisoners to resettle, or to inhibit delinquency
- Bereavement counselling
For more information and how to apply please click here.
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