Aims/priorities: 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.
Who can apply? The Trust has decided to focus its funding on deprived areas of Great Britain and, looks with particular favour at applications from the North or England and from Wales. Small charities are preferred.
Grant amount: Typically £1,000 for one to three years (except for church restoration which is normally £500)
Application process: Churches seeking a grant for repairs to the fabric of the church should complete the form which can be found at: www.jill-franklin-trust.org.uk/churchapplication.html.
Applicants for a grant should write enclosing a budget for the project or email: [email protected]
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Email: [email protected] Website address: www.jill-franklin-trust.org.uk/applying-for-a-grant/