About the Grant Process
The Trust seeks to assist churches/charities by contributing towards the salary which the church/charity has agreed to pay to the proposed Grantee. Since in most cases a grant will not support the whole of a Grantee’s salary, the Trustees would expect that the church/charity would match the funding sought from the Trust from their own funds but the Trustees realise that this may not always be possible. If funding is being sought from a variety of sources, the applicant church/charity must identify the sources and the amounts sought and/or awarded.
All grants are awarded subject to the Trust’s finances and funds available for its grant making. Grants of an ongoing nature up to a maximum of three years are made in sums starting from £500 per annum. We suggest that you speak to the Trust’s administrator should you require further information about the size and nature of our grant making program. The Trustees reserve the right to withdraw a grant at any time without notice.
Payments of a grant are made to the PCC or other administrative body or charity, by half-yearly payments in advance. After the first payment of grant monies is made, subsequent payments are contingent upon the receipt of satisfactory written reports from the Grantee. Therefore, since continued funding cannot be guaranteed, applicants should account for this in their planning. The biannual reports of the Grantee must be approved and signed off by his/her line-manager (who is usually the minister of the church or chief officer of the charity). These reports are requested every February and August to enable the Trustees to consider them at their meetings in March and September.
Please note that failure to deliver a Grantee’s report in accordance with the Trustees requirements by the due date jeopardises the continuance of the grant.
Terms & Conditions of Grant Awards
In addition to the terms and conditions outlined above all grants are made subject to the following provisions: