The Christian Funders’ Forum

The Christian Funders’ Forum is a group of executives of grant making trusts and foundations. Members of the forum grant more than £30 million a year to Christian work. The Forum meets regularly to encourage the sharing of best practice and to work together wherever that is possible. This webpage is hosted by The Cinnamon Network for and on behalf of the Christian Funders’ Forum.

Andrews Charitable Trust
Headline criteria:

Andrews Charitable Trust offers Christian Innovation Grants of £2000 for new community projects for social change – led by Christians and supported by their local church or community. Each grant of £2000 will provide seed funding for the best ideas to come to life and grow, creating new ways to transform the lives of those in need. Andrews Charitable Trust is the majority shareholder of Andrews Property Group from which it earns most of its income. In addition to the Innovation Grants, it runs another funding programme for early stage ventures, and a housing based project called [establish] run in partnership with local charities that support care leavers. For further information, please look at their website:
Contact: Hannah Lumby, Executive Assistant (2 days per week)

Registered Charity: 1174706
Cinnamon Network
Headline criteria: Micro-Grants of £2,000 to any local church, or group of local churches, who want to start a community franchise project.
Contact: Matt Bird
Registered Charity: 1156985
The Joseph Rank Trust
Headline criteria:
1. Projects that show a Christian approach to practical, educational & spiritual needs of people of any age.
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 (with regard to the requirements of the Methodist Church Fund).
Contact: Dr John Higgs, Secretary. Telephone: 01293 873947
Twitter: @JosephRankTrust
Registered Charity: 1093844
Sir Halley Stewart Trust
Headline criteria: Innovative research and development projects in the Religious, Social and Medical fields.  Grants range from one to three years in duration and up to circa £60,000 per project.  Applications should be made via the Trust’s online application form – see website for further details:
Contact: Ms Vicky Chant, Secretary to the Trustees
Registered charity: 208491