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A grant-giving charity that supports innovative and pioneering Social, Medical and Religious projects, to enable human flourishing and to prevent suffering.

The Trust funds a wide range of organisations to achieve this goal, with grants normally ranging from one to three years in duration and up to circa £60,000 per project (with a £30,000 limit per year), although in exceptional cases up to £80,000 may be considered.  The Trust is underpinned by Christian values, but welcomes applications from other faith and non-faith projects.

A Member of the Association of Charitable Foundations www.acf.org.uk

Who we are

The Trust is a grant-giving foundation established by Sir Halley Stewart in 1924.  It is concerned with the development of people’s minds, bodies and spirits, and promotes a just environment and international good will through its grant-making.

The Trust is managed by a part-time Director, supported by an Administrator, governed by Trustees from the Stewart family and experts in the Trust’s special areas of interest.

Our Trustees meet three times a year to award grants to UK-based charitable organisations, for both national and international projects.

The Trust is currently recruiting for an Honorary Treasurer and a Finance Trustee – click here for details.

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What we do

The Trust has a particular focus on supporting innovative research projects and new pioneering development projects, primarily through the provision of salary costs.  We fund Medical, Social and Religious projects, with Education being a theme that runs across all three grant-making areas.

Our grants budget for the financial year 2019/20 is £1.1m and we have two types of funding awards: Main Grants (normally up to £60,000, with a £30,000 limit per year) and a limited number of Small Grants (one-off grants for projects costing up to £5,000).  In 2019/20 we are in partnership to deliver small grants via “Partners in Health”.

If you are a grantee and your project is being affected by Covid-19, please click here.

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How to apply

Click here for guidance on how to make an application.  

The Trust’s next Board meetings will be held on:

25 June 2020: Applications for this meeting have now closed.

8 October 2020: Applications for this grant round are now open with the deadline expected to be early June. We encourage applicants to submit as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

Meetings are ‘closed’ to new application submissions at the discretion of the Trust, and without prior warning, once the meeting capacity is reached.

Click here to view the Trust’s Privacy Notice.

 

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