1. Grant duration
Grants are available for up to five years. The continuation of grants made for more than a year is conditional on such evidence of progress as the Committee may reasonably require.
2. Nature of expenses
Grants are normally made to fund time-limited projects and not to augment the general funds of recipient institutions. It is not usual for the Trust to be seen to directly fund salaries.
3. Nature of projects funded
Grants are made in aid of projects which support Religious Education or Home Economics teaching, or the development of education, in schools or in the community. The Foundation's Annual Report gives examples of recent corporate awards.
Projects most favoured are those that have the potential to result in lasting benefit, either through the intrinsic quality of the new ideas being put forward, or through the quantity of teachers and/or pupils who will share in the benefit.
Larger corporate applications will be scrutinised carefully to ensure that they are sustainable and give value for money.
Our most distinctive and long-term Corporate Award is the All Saints Saxton Fellowship.
4. Application and timing
The Foundation does not respond to public appeals. Applications will only be considered if the Trust's corporate application form is fully completed and submitted by the deadline published below, to enable adequate consideration of all eligible applications by members of the Committee before its meeting.
Some examples of recent Corporate awards
- National Association of Teachers in Home Economics
£30,000 for the production of innovative learning resources
- REonline website
£67,000 over five years to meet the ongoing development costs
- British Nutrition Foundation
£40,000 to develop an online health assessment tool
- Design and Technology Association
£20,000 for a CPD Training Programme for Home Ec(Textiles) and D&T(Textiles) teachers
- Bible Reading Fellowship
£60,000 over three years for the 'Barnabas Children's Ministry'. Resources for professionals in the BRF conveying the essentials of Christianity to children aged 5-11
- RSA 'Focus on Food' campaign
£55,000 to produce one edition and a supplement of a high quality magazine 'Cook School'
- 'Christianity and Culture' (University of York, and St John's College, Nottingham)
£25,000 towards the development costs of two high quality cd-roms: 'Pilgrims and Pilgrimage' and 'The Story of the Church'
- Southwark Cathedral Education Centre
£15,000 over two years for a project to develop a framework for structured partnership between Cathedral Education Centres nationwide
- Religious Education Council
£20,000 over three years
Also smaller grants to projects in Asuncion (Paraguay), Exeter, Romford, Rwanda, Sheffield, Southwell, Tottenham, Wulugu (Ghana), the Scripture Union, the Christian Education Movement and the Soil Association.
APPLYING FOR A CORPORATE AWARD
Potential corporate applicants are invited to discuss their ideas informally with the Clerk before submitting an application.
In some cases it may be appropriate to identify a Link Director of the Foundation who can assist at the application stage and act in a liaison role throughout the duration of any grant made. Confirmation by the Clerk or Link Director that the criteria are, prima facie, satisfied does not mean that a grant will be made: there may be more eligible applicants than available funds, in which case the Committee will reach a decision on the relative merits of applications. The Trust Office does not enter into correspondence regarding that decision. Link Directors have no authority to vary the Committee's decision or to make any concession on the Foundation's behalf.
Corporate applications are put before the Awards Committee in April or May. Final decisions can only be made by the full Trust which meets in June.
The form is available on this web site. Download the form, choosing one of the following formats:
MS Word (.doc)
Open Office (.odt)
Edit the document, and email it to us,
Alternatively, print out and use the printed version (.pdf).
The closing date for receipt of fully completed Corporate Award applications for 2019-2020 is:
Friday 1st March 2019.