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.
Other Religion Funds
The Anchor Foundation
The Anchor Foundation offers grants for Christian charities who are working to address social exclusion with a particular interest in charities working within healing and the arts. The Foundation only supports registered charities and offers grants in the range of £500 to £10,000. Applicants need to request funds towards a specific project with the Foundation…Arts & Culture Religion
Cottam Will Trust
The Cottam Will Trust, administrated by Friends of Friendless Churches, awards grants for new or salvaged works of art in medieval churches. This has previously included statues, murals, paintings, stained glass, altars and altar frontals. Anyone can apply but the Trust encourages applications from Parochial Church Councils (PCCs), or artists themselves with the backing of…Arts & Culture Heritage Religion
Idlewild Trust: Conservation Grant – Objects and Works of Art
The Idlewild Trust awards grants of up to £5,000 to UK registered charities and churches that are excepted as charities (income is under £100,000 per annum) with projects that aim to conserve historic or artistically important objects and works of art including artefacts, textiles, furniture, metalwork, manuscripts, wall paintings, tombs and stained glass of high quality.…Religion
National Churches Trust: Cornerstone Grants
The National Churches Trust’s Cornerstone Grants programme awards grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 towards the cost of urgent structural repair projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT. The Trust will also consider projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use, costed at more than £30,000 including VAT. Grants will never exceed…