When considering applying to a trust for further funding it is important to ensure your application matches the aim of the Trust you are applying to. For example the St Wilfrid’s Trust supports:
- The promotion of the religious and other charitable work of the church of England, whether in England or elsewhere (including without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing the promotion of the religious and other charitable work of church of England religious communities); and
- The promotion of the education, in accordance with the doctrines of the church of England, of children and young persons by the provision of a school or otherwise
The Association of Church College Trusts was formed in 1979, as a loosely-knit organisation of autonomous trusts. These Trusts were the legacy of twelve Anglican colleges of education which had been closed in cutbacks. In their different ways the Trusts still support and promote the work in education originally done by the colleges.
Although all the Trusts have some involvement with RE and church-related education, each has a different emphasis and some have additional priorities. Some Trusts focus on projects in their own geographical location.
The two Trusts that support activities in Exeter Diocese are The St Luke’s College Foundation and the Sarem St Michael Educational Charity.
In addition Culham St Gabriel’s is an endowed charitable trust dedicated to educational work in support of religious education.