Applying for support from the Lady Hewley Trust

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There are FOUR categories of support offered by the Lady Hewley Trust. Details of who can apply and how to apply for each are below.

  1. Welcome grants for students training for ministry.
  2. Financial support for students training for ministry who are experiencing hardship.
  3. Financial support for individuals who are experiencing hardship.
  4. Support for projects to further the gospel of Christ.

Paper copies of forms are available from the Clerk to the Trustees at

Neil Blake
Clerk to Lady Hewley’s Trustees
Military House
Chester
CH1 2DS

Please return all forms either to the address above or by email to clerk@theladyhewleytrust.org.uk.

Data Protection Statement

It is part of the Trustees’ responsibilities to ensure that applicants for grants are suitably qualified under the terms of the charity’s governing instrument. Trustees, therefore, need to investigate the personal circumstances of applicants. The personal data supplied on this form, and other information relating to a grant application will be held on file for as long as appropriate. You may have access to your personal information on request.

 

Introductory student awards for those training for ministry

This grant is for students enrolled on an accredited course for training as a minister in Baptist Union, Congregational Federation or United Reformed Churches only. Applications from any other source will not be considered.

The Lady Hewley Trust offers an “onboarding” grant of £500 as a one-time award at the start of your studies. This is available to all students enrolled on the appropriate accredited courses and is not means-tested.

The application form for the student welcome grant can be downloaded here.

 

Grants to students experiencing hardship

These grants are available only to students enrolled on an accredited course for training as a minister in Baptist Union, Congregational Federation or United Reformed Churches only, and whose total household income is significantly lower than the ministerial stipend offered by their respective denominations. Applications from any other source will not be considered.

Applications can be made each year or additionally in case of unexpected circumstances bringing hardship.

The trustees meet in early June and early November and you will hear the outcome of your application shortly after the meeting subsequent to your application date.

The application form for the student hardship grant can be downloaded here.

 

Grants to individuals

These grants are available to the following:

  • Ministers, retired ministers, surviving spouses of ministers of the Baptist Union, Congregational Federation or United Reformed Churches in England and Wales
  • Former ministers of the Presbyterian Church of England or their dependants
  • Members of a Baptist Union, Congregational Federation or United Reformed church in England and Wales.

You should be experiencing hardship as a result of income / resources below UK poverty levels.

All other applications, including applications from other UK Christian denominations will not be considered.

The application form for the individual's grant can be downloaded here.

Support for Projects

The Trust provides financial support for projects that fall within the objectives of the charity. In particular, the project must comply with the following requirement

  1. Has a clear link to a congregation of the Baptist Union, Congregational Federation or United Reformed Church
  2. Have objectives that will further the gospel of Christ within the community impacted by the project.

The Trust will also give greater weight to funding applications that have (a) funding from other sources (ie the Trust is not the sole source of support); (b) a fixed timescale for funding, ideally in the 1 to 3 year window and (c) a plan for the project either to complete within a fixed timeframe or become self-financing.

Please find the project support application form here.