Areas of Interest

What the Trust will & won't support

The Trustees have identified two main areas of interest, as follows:

1.
Projects that demonstrate a Christian approach to the practical, educational and spiritual needs of people of all ages.
2.
The adaptation of Church properties with a view to providing improved facilities for use by the church and its work in the community in which it is based.

In considering all other appeals, the Trustees take into account the primary objective of the Trust, which is to advance the Christian faith. After earmarking funds to support this important area of the Trust's work, the Trustees are prepared to consider other unsolicited appeals, although resources remaining to support such appeals are limited.

Unsolicited appeals are selected for consideration by the Trustees that demonstrate, in their view, a Christian approach to the practical, educational and spiritual needs of people.

The Trust does not consider applications for:

Delayed church maintenance, for example roof repairs (and other items which may be mentioned in Quinquennial reports & inspections) purchase of or restoration of stain glass or church bells; provision of loans; to repay outstanding loans; overseas projects; church organ appeals; for completed capital projects; from individuals; for educational scholarships or bursaries; for medical research; to fund gap years; to fund intern placements; IT projects; to publish books; to provide or renew lighting, audio or equipment; to benefit the hospice movement; from individual hospices; from social enterprises that have no charitable status; to provide musical instruments; community interest companies; organisations registered under the Industrial & Provident Societies Act 1965; or from registered charities for the benefit of named individuals.


In the case of work with The Methodist Church please click here for additional details

Important question to ask: have I carefully checked the list above of what is not considered? No.....then please check again!

Important question to ask: am I applying for a registered charity? If the answer is no do not apply.

Applications must be sent in hard copy and NOT by email.

 

(page updated 27th January 2017)


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