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:
ACT does not consider unsolicited applications. It focuses on supporting new or emerging organisations that have innovative approaches to addressing long term social issues. It is the majority shareholder of Andrews Estate Agency from which it earns most of its income. Grants or loans are usually given in the range of £50-100k over 3-5 years. Key words are innovation, replication and sustainability. Only 2-3 organisations funded in any one year. See website for further details
Contact: Sally Davis, Administrator (3 days per week)
Email: (please read website info before emailing)
Registered Charity: 243509
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