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.
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.
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.
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.
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®id=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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Royal Institute of Philosophy https://www.royalinstitutephilosophy.org/teaching/postgraduate-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://www.thedrapers.co.uk/Charities/Grant-making-trusts/Sir-William-Boremans-Foundation.aspx
The British Academy https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/funding/funding-opportunities
Funds for Women Graduates http://www.ffwg.org.uk/our-grants.html
Individual universities may have their own scholarship and/or hardship funding