Are You Eligible For A Programme Award?

Priorities for Programme Awards

The Trust makes grant awards to organisations for imaginative curriculum development projects that improve teaching and reflect the Trust’s mission and Christian values.

All Saints Educational Trust

Eligibility For A Programme Award


1. The Trust's Priorities

We fund programmes that support those intending to teach, or those who are already practising teachers of Religious Education; Home Economics (including food and textiles education).

This support can include the provision of training, mentoring and coaching, including face to face and online continuing professional development to meet our primary goal of helping teachers become better teachers.

Programmes should be well researched and have the potential for lasting benefits, either through the intrinsic quality of the new ideas being put forward, or through the quantity of training or resources, and the numbers of teachers and/or pupils who will share in the benefit.

Programme award applications will be scrutinised carefully to ensure that they are sustainable, give value for money and deliver our mission.


2. What we fund

Awards are normally made to fund time-limited, targeted projects and not to augment the general funds of recipient institutions.
It is not usual for the Trust to directly fund salaries. The cost of staff in relation to a specific programme may be considered as part of the overall programme management costs.


3. Duration

Programme Awards can be made for up to three years.

The continuation of awards beyond a year is conditional upon evidence of satisfactory progress being submitted to the Committee.

Proposals will scrutinised carefully to ensure that planned outcomes can be met, are sustainable, give value for money and deliver our mission.

A Link Trustee will be appointed who will liaise and monitor progress throughout.


4. Informal Discussion

Before completing your application, you may wish to discuss your proposal with the Clerk.

The Clerk will be able to give guidance on prima facie eligibility and compliance with the Trust’s expectations.

You can contact the Clerk by using the ‘contact us’ form on this website.


5. The application process and deadlines for 2024

Applications for this year closed on 2 April 2024.  Applications for 2025 will reopen in the late Autumn and close early April.

Successful applicants will normally be notified before the end of June, with funding available from September.


  • Funds are normally paid in two instalments – September and January.
  • Your programme should be planned to run within this schedule.
  • A Link Trustee will be appointed who will liaise and monitor progress throughout.


A formal report of progress is required each year in liaising with the Link Trustee. And a full report of achievements and dissemination at the end of the programme.


6. Before you begin your on-line application

Before you begin the application process, you will need to have ready some information about your organisation.
You will need the following supporting evidence to complete your on-line application.
– Accounts
– Annual Report

Begin the on-line application in good time for further information.