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Funding/Can you apply?

Westhill generally consider applications for grants requiring investment of between £1,000 and £20,000.  Larger sums for projects running over two years are also considered but we would advise that you seek match funding in such cases.

Please remember that Westhill’s primary focus is on providing financial investment and other resources to support formal and informal religious education projects and faith-motivated activities that enable people to transform their lives and the life of their communities.

Applicants are required to put forward ideas in a simple and concise way, supported by a budget using our standard application form (click here to ask us to send a form to you). A successful application will show achievable step by step planned outcomes towards a final goal and show what funds are required to secure each stage. Your organisation's up to date accounts and key participants CVs are always welcomed as supporting information.

At Westhill we are always open to new ideas and initiatives but we do not make grants to individuals, respond to general appeals, fund capital projects or contribute towards the cost of ongoing employment of permanent staff.
 
Most of our grants are to projects in the UK, however, we are able to consider applications for international activities with accountable UK-based partner organisation. We are able to invest in a limited number of these each year, providing they help us achieve our vision. Please contact us to discuss international applications. Click here.
 
The projects we have invested in have given us with a wealth of experience with which to advise and guide people who come to us with their plans, so if you are not sure about making an application and want to contact us please click here.
 
To learn about the history and vision of Westhill click here.
 
If you would like us to send you an application form please click here.

To see projects for which grants have been given in the past, click here.
 
To consider approaching other funders who may be interested in supporting your project, please see below.
 
Grant Procedures
  1. Send us an email and we can advise you on your application and send you an application form. We will advise you of the dates of the next the submission deadlines and the dates that the Board of Trustees will meet to consider your application.
  2. Final submissions should be hard copy on headed paper, by the deadline.
  3. You will be given a reference number to enable easy tracking through the administrative system
  4. Your application will be carefully assessed by the Board of Trustees, on a termly basis.
  5. You will be advised of the outcome within 48 hours of the meeting.
     
For successful applicants:
  1. Successful applicants are issued with a formal Letter of Arrangement, which will set out the terms of our support and the expectations and commitments of all concerned. Applicants usually draw down funds in agreed stages, subject to satisfactory interim updates.
  2. Our grants include the opportunity to promote your project on our website, see Projects That Spark. The website can help to promote your projects, give an overview of our investments, and to inspire other organisations. It can also help you to secure funding in the future by showcasing what you have achieved.
  3. At the end of each project which Westhill has supported, we require that applicants complete and return a standard Grant Impact Form.
  4. All grants made are listed in Westhill’s Annual Report and Statement of Accounts. We also appreciate reciprocal linking from the websites of successful applicants.

    To contact us or to request a Grant Application Form please click here

Other Funders

Alternative charitable funders for faith-motivated religious education and community transformation projects westhill-logo

No

Name

Website/Contact

Focus

1

All Saints Educational Trust

www.aset.org.uk

Grants to students and teachers in the UK

2

Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust

www.fergusontrust.co.uk

Education, world peace and international development

3

Andrews Charitable Trust

www.andrewscharitabletrust.org.uk

UK-based social problems

4

Baron Davenport’s Charity

www.barondavenportscharity.org

Projects 60 miles from Birmingham

6

Bell Foundation

www.bell-foundation.org.uk

Language education

6

Childs Charitable Trust

www.childscharitabletrust.org

UK and international mission

7

Cole Charitable Trust

www.colecharitabletrust.org.uk

Works in West Midlands, Kent & Cambridgeshire only

8

Community Foundations

www.ukcommunityfoundations.org

UK-wide social transformation projects

9

Culham St Gabriel’s Trust

www.cstg.org.uk

Religious Education in the UK

10

Douglas Turner Trust

No website Tel: 01386 792014
Email: timpatrickson@hotmail.co.uk

Works in West Midlands only

11

Dulverton Trust

www.dulverton.org

National and international, youth, welfare, conservation and peace

12

Edward Cadbury Trust

www.edwardcadburytrust.org.uk

Mainly in Midlands

13

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk

UK social change

14

Grant Foundation

www.thetoyshop.com/aboutus

UK only (Gary Grant set up The Entertainer toystores)

15

Grantham Yorke Trust

No website Tel: 0800 763 2000 Email: christine.norgrove @sghmartineau.com

Sports/physical education activities in Birmingham only

16

Grimmitt Trust

No website admin@grimmitt-trust.org.uk

Works in West Midlands only

No.

Name

Website/Contact

Focus

17

Henry James Sayer Charity

No website tel 0800 7631487 christine.norgrove@sghmartineau.com

Works in Birmingham only

18

Henry Smith Charity

www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk/

 

UK social inequality and economic disadvantage

19

Hinchley Trust

No website tel 0121 455 6632 Emma Northcott

Religious organisations

20

Hockerill Educational Foundation

www.hockerillfoundation.org.uk

Religious Education in the UK

21

Jerusalem Trust

www.sfct.org.uk/the-jerusalem-trust

Evangelism and international relief work

22

John James Charitable Trust

www.johnjamestrust.org

Christian education, including international

23

Joseph Rank Trust

www.ranktrust.org

Capital and revenue grants to advance the Christian faith

24

Keswick Hall Trust

www.keswickhalltrust.org.uk

Religious Education, UK and international

25

Laing Family Trusts

www.laingfamilytrusts.org.uk

Advancement of Christian faith, UK and international

26

Lancaster Foundation

No website tel 01200 444 404 Mrs R Lancaster

UK and international religious activities

27

Michael Marsh Charitable Trust

No website tel 0870 600 0011 email: marsh.charity@mills-reeve.com

Works in West Midlands only

28

National Churches Trust

www.nationalchurchestrust.org

UK church buildings

29

Panahpur Trust

www.panahpur.org

UK and international social investment

30

Robertson Trust

www.therobertsontrust.org.uk

UK revenue and capital funding

31

Roughley Trust

www.roughleytrust.org.uk/

Works in Birmingham only

32

St Christopher’s Educational Trust

No website email: stchristopherstrust@hotmail.co.uk

UK Christian education

33

St Hild & St Bede Trust

No website email: w.hurworth@btinternet.com

Further education North East England

No.

Name

Website/Contact

Focus

34

St Luke’s College Foundation

www.st-lukes-foundation.org.uk

Further Education and Religious Education in UK

35

St Mary’s College Trust

No website email: dewiwilliams@aol.com

Religious Education in Wales

36

St Peter’s Saltley Trust

www.saltleytrust.org.uk

Further Education and Religious Education in UK Midlands

37

Sarum St Michael Educational Foundation

www.sarumstmichael.org

Religious Education In Salisbury and nearby in UK

38

Sir Halley Stewart Trust

www.sirhalleystewart.org.uk

UK and international social and religious projects

39

Souter Charitable Trust

www.soutercharitabletrust.org.uk

UK and international social and religious projects

40

CB HH Taylor 1984 Trust

No website write Mrs C H Norton
266 Malvern Road, Worcester WR2 4PA

Midlands and international development only

41

The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust

No website Tel: 0207 0249034
Email: enquiries@29may1961charity.org.uk

Mainly West Midlands

42

The Foundation of St Matthias

www.stmatthiastrust.org.uk

Further Education and Religious Education

43

Triangle Trust 1949 Fund

www.triangletrust.org.uk

Carers and Offenders/Ex-Offenders

44

Vardy Foundation

No website tel: 0191 374 4744

UK and international social and religious projects

45

WF Southall Trust

www.wfsouthalltrust.org.uk

International development projects, especially if a Quaker link

 

NON CHRISTIAN

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUNDERS

 

46

GOAC

www.gov.gg/overseasaid

Projects in Least Developed countries

47

JOAC

www.jerseyoverseasaid.org.je

Relief in developing countries

48

IOMAC

www.gov.im/about-the-government/offices/cabinet-office/international-development-committee/

Projects in less developed countries