The St Christopher's Educational Trust

The St Christopher's Educational Trust aims to promote religious education in accordance with the principles of the Church of England.

The Trustees currently wish to support new ways of providing Christian formation and education, with particular emphasis on:

  • Informal education opportunities for young people
  • Teaching and learning about Christianity
  • Education for adult discipleship

The St Christopher's Educational Trust, which incorporates the Hughes & Stevens Bequest, was set up to continue the work of St Christopher's College in Blackheath.

Current grant making policy

Organisations may apply for grants for research or delivery projects to:

  • Improve professional practice in Christian education and formation
  • Develop and/or deliver programmes of Christian education or formation for young people and adults
  • Create post-graduate/post-experience scholarships to engage in research or programme development

Individuals may apply for grants for projects designed to support academic and/or practical studies leading to better practice in Christian education and formation.


In assessing grant applications the trustees will look for evidence that the proposal will contribute to Christian education or formation, that it is innovative or developmental, that the proposed outcomes are clear and will have a wide impact and that it relates in some way to the work of the Church of England or some other Anglican context.

How to apply

Applications from any part of the United Kingdom can be considered.

Applications from elsewhere will be considered only if they relate to a course of study within the UK and are supported by a reference from an appropriate link diocese in the UK.

Application forms (for individual or organisational grants) are available below or from the Clerk to the Trustees and should be submitted electronically whenever possible. The Trustees meet to consider grants in May and November and applications should be submitted by April 1st or October 1st respectively.

SPRING 2018 Applications should be submitted no later than Monday 19 March as Trustees will meet in April this year.


You can contact the trust using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

The St Christopher's Educational Trust is a Registered Charity No. 313864 - In association with the National Society (Church of England).