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
William & Jane Morris Fund: Church Conservation GrantsSaturday August 31st, 2019
Grants of between £500 to £5,000 are awarded to churches, chapels and other places of worship in the United Kingdom for the conservation of decorative features and monuments such as: stained glass windows sculpture furniture internal monuments and tombs wall paintings Criteria includes: The decorative feature, monument, etc must date from no later than 1896…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…Religion
The Sir Sigmund Sternberg Charitable Foundation
The Sir Sigmund Sternberg Charitable Foundation awards grants to charitable organisations that promote and support the education of racial and religious activities (interfaith activities), in particular, between the three Abrahamic faiths (Christian, Jewish and Muslim), and the education in and understanding of their fundamental tenets and beliefs. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. For more information and…