John James Charitable Trust

Status: Open to applications  


Grants are available to provide support for individuals and organisations with a Christian focus, as well as funding for ministry training.


Average Value:£ 2,000

Value Notes

No minimum or maximum value of grant is specified. The average grant is £2,000.

Extended Description

The John James Charitable Trust was founded over 20 years ago by a Christian businessman from Leeds.

The aims of the Trust are as follows:

  • Promote education in the Christian faith amongst children and young people.
  • Support people in training for Christian ministry.
  • Relieve poverty and distress created by sudden or unexpected circumstances.
  • Any other charitable purpose consistent with the above.

Latest Information

Applications can be made at any time. The Trustees meet roughly every two months to consider applications.

Key Criteria

Applications are accepted from Christian individuals (including students) or organisations involved in the following:

  • Ministry
  • Education and training
  • Sports
  • Business development
  • Any other activities that support the advancement of the Christian faith in the UK or overseas

Organisations must be registered with the Charity Commission.

Eligible Expenditure

Applications should be for work which aligns with the following charitable objects:

  • Promote the advancement of education in the Christian religion amongst children and young people and the advancement of physical education amongst children and young people so as to develop their physical, mental and spiritual capacities and so as to ensure that they grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society.
  • Advance the Christian faith and in particular (but without limiting the foregoing) by providing assistance to clergy, missionaries, ordinands, Church Army personnel or lay people engaged in a specific ministry to advance the Christian religion who are undertaking training in relation to their ministry by the provision and maintenance of scholarships and grants for such persons.
  • Relieve poverty (and any distress arising therefrom) created by sudden or unexpected circumstances affecting clergy or their families, missionaries or Christian lay people serving at home or overseas.
  • Promote any other charitable purpose which the Trustees may deem appropriate having regard primarily to the above.
  • Relieve poverty, advance religion, promote education and do all such other things beneficial to the community as may be charitable under the laws of England and Wales.

Preference will be given to projects which:

  • Make a breakthrough in core activities.
  • Make a difference.
  • Address or support contemporary issues that lie on the fringe of organised support

Restrictions: Although no funding exclusions are specified, potential applicants are advised to contact the awarding authority to ensure their activity meets the eligibility criteria.

Application Procedure

Applications can be made online at the Trust website.

Applications may be deferred to the next trustee meeting if the trustees feel they need more information.

Addresses and contacts

Application forms may be available to download on the website.

Contact details:
Enquiries John James Charitable Trust
6 Nina Road
SW19 3AU
Telephone:01483 464224