Other Sources of Funding

Looking for a grant elsewhere? We work closely with a range of other RE funders, including the Association of Church College Trusts.

The Association of Church College Trusts was formed in 1979, as a loosely-knit organisation of autonomous trusts. In their different ways the Trusts support and promote the work in education. 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.

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.

Date for applications: 31st March annually.
Website: http://www.aset.org.uk

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.

Date for applications: By 1 March each year.
Website: http://www.hockerillfoundation.org.uk

Keswick Hall Trust

Personal grants are awarded for research or study in Religious Education. Priority is given to teachers or student teachers and to work in East Anglia.
Website: http://www.keswickhalltrust.org.uk

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

Date for applications: 1st May for grants for the following academic year.
Website: www.StLukesCF.org.uk

St Mary’s College Trust

Personal grants are only awarded in very exceptional circumstances.

Charity Commission Information and email: https://beta.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-details/?subid=0&regid=525787

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.

Date for applications: 31st May and 30th September.

Website: http://www.stmatthiastrust.org.uk

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.

Website: http://www.sarumstmichael.org/

St Hild and St Bede Trust

Personal grants are awarded which relate to the objectives of the charity. Restricted to advancement of higher and further education in the dioceses of Durham, and Newcastle.

Date for applications: 1 June.

Website: https://www.sthildandstbedetrust.co.uk

St Christopher’s Educational Trust

Small grants are made to  individuals engaging in training or research into theory and practice of teaching religious education, with bias towards work with young people.
Website: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/education-and-schools/st-christophers-educational-trust


In addition the following organisations offer personal grants:

Sir Halley Stewart Trust http://www.sirhalleystewart.org.uk

John James Trust (specific Christian focus) http://www.johnjamestrust.org

Research Council https://www.prospects.ac.uk/postgraduate-study/funding-postgraduate-study/research-council-funding

Royal Institute of Philosophy https://www.royalinstitutephilosophy.org/funding/

James Pantyfedwen (Welsh citizens) http://www.jamespantyfedwen.cymru/students.html

The Rhodes Trust https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Sir William Boreman’s Foundation (specific locations only) https://thedrapers.co.uk/sir-william-boremans-foundation/

The British Academy https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/funding/funding-opportunities

Funds for Women Graduates http://www.ffwg.org.uk/our-grants.html

The Hibbert Trust

Individual universities may have their own scholarship and/or hardship funding