The Association of Church College Trusts was formed in 1979, as a loosely-knit organisation of autonomous trusts. These Trusts were the legacy of twelve Anglican colleges of education which had been closed in cutbacks. In their different ways the Trusts still support and promote the work in education originally done by the colleges.
Although all the Trusts have some involvement with RE and church-related education, each has a different emphasis and some have additional priorities. Some Trusts focus on projects in their own geographical location.
THE ASSOCIATION OF CHURCH COLLEGE TRUSTS
Dr Mark Chater,
62 Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 6PN
ALL SAINTS EDUCATIONAL TRUST
Personal awards to teachers, intending teachers and students in dietetics.
School pupils, students in counselling, ordination, social work, engineering, law or medicine.
Imaginative new projects which will enhance the Church’s contribution to higher and further education.
Date for applications: 31st March annually.
CULHAM ST GABRIEL’S
Culham St Gabriel’s is an endowed charitable trust dedicated to educational work in support of religious education (RE). We are committed to excellence in religious education for all learners.
HOCKERILL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Personal awards are made to teachers, intending teachers and others in further or higher education, with a priority to the teaching of RE.
No awards to those training for ordination, mission, social work or counselling, or to children at school.
Corporate grants to support the development of Religious Education, particularly in the Dioceses of Chelmsford and St Albans.
Date for applications: By 1 March each year.
KESWICK HALL CHARITY
For research or study in Religious Education. Priority to Trust’s own projects, then to teachers or student teachers and to work in East Anglia.
The charity Initiates projects via RE Development Centre at University of East Anglia.
ST LUKE’S COLLEGE FOUNDATION
The Foundation’s object is the advancement of further and higher education in religious education and theology. Grants are awarded to individuals for research and taught postgraduate qualifications in these fields; and to eligible organisations for related initiatives and facilities.
The Foundation does not finance buildings, or provide bursaries for institutions to administer; and it is precluded from the direct support of schools (although it supports teachers who are taking eligible studies).
Date for applications: 1st May for grants for the following academic year.
ST MARY’S COLLEGE TRUST
Only in very exceptional circumstances.
Supports Welsh National RE Centre and Anglican Chaplaincy at the University of Wales, Bangor.
THE FOUNDATION OF ST MATTHIAS
The object of the charity is the advancement of education with a preference for higher or further education; such education contributing to the advancement of the Church of England. Under the terms of the governing Scheme, grants may be given for the training of social, community, and youth workers and teachers; for training ministers of the Church of England (or of a church in communion therewith) and to assist with the study of music and the arts. Small ‘one-off’ awards are usually for assistance with fees and/or books.
Due to the small amounts of money available and the large number of applications, there are bound to be some disappointments and it is not normally possible to award grants for second or subsequent degrees or for studies in medicine, engineering, law, or veterinary science. The Trustees will not make general or block grants or provide bursaries for other institutions to administer.
Consideration is usually restricted to bodies promoting projects for the educational training of others. Priority is given to imaginative new projects which will enhance the church’s contribution to further or higher education.
Date for applications: 31st May and 30th September.
SARUM ST MICHAEL EDUCATIONAL CHARITY
Personal grants awarded for further or higher education to those who live or work in the Salisbury or adjacent Dioceses (also to former students of the College). Bursaries available for those intending to teach in primary or secondary schools, who live/study within the Diocese of Salisbury or adjacent Dioceses. Grants for RE resources to local schools. Corporate grants, where funds permit, to certain projects within the Diocese.
No retrospective grants.
Date for applications: See website.
ST HILD & ST BEDE TRUST
Restricted to advancement of higher and further education in the dioceses of Durham and Newcastle. Presently committed to supporting the North of England Institute for Christian Education, the North East Religious Learning Resources Centre, several lectureships, chaplaincy (in particular the chaplaincy in the college of St Hild & St Bede), scholarships, libraries and a demonstration school.
Date for applications: 1 June.
Mr W. Hurworth,
16 Tempest Court,
The Fairways, Wynyard,
Billingham TS22 5QF
Tel: 01388 601627
ST PETER’S SALTLEY TRUST
The Trust’s annual income is committed to initiating, supporting and evaluating locally based projects in adult theological education, further education and RE development in schools. The Trust’s area of benefit comprises the region covered by the Anglican Dioceses of Birmingham, Coventry, Hereford, Lichfield and Worcester.
The Trust is unable to fund ongoing core costs or capital projects (e.g. ongoing staff salaries or building improvements) or to provide grants for personal study or research.
ST CHRISTOPHER’S EDUCATIONAL TRUST
Small grants to initiate or enhance resources (not buildings) of any religious education enterprise (normally Church of England) or payments to individuals engaging in training or research into theory and practice of teaching religious education, with bias towards work with young people.
The Trustees of St Christopher’s Educational Trust are currently reshaping their policies but new information will be posted in due course. Contact the Clerk for more details.
WESTHILL ENDOWMENT TRUST
Restricted to community projects, no personal grants are awarded. Committed to promoting religious education in a manner which reflects the principles of the Christian religion and the tradition of the historic free churches and the promotion of dialogue and educational interchange between the Christian Church and persons of other faiths.