Hinchley Charitable Trust is an independent grant-making trust with a Christian ethos.

We support strategic grants which transform lives. Our focus is on developing strong partnerships with beneficiaries.

About The Trust

The trust was established in 1973 by the late R. H. Stanley of Purley, Surrey, as a tax-efficient way of managing his charitable donations. During Mr Stanley's lifetime, the trust was a small family trust which mainly made grants to Christian organisations.

When Mr and Mrs Stanley passed away in 2000, their estate was left to Hinchley, growing the trust considerably. Hinchley Charitable Trust was reconstituted as a Charitable Company in 2004. It retains close links to the Stanley family, but is now more broadly-based.

The primary focus is still supporting Christian charities, with a particular emphasis on youth work. The trust looks to support activities and initiatives which have the potential to transform communities.

Grant Making Areas

The majority of grants are given to support charitable causes in the UK. In exceptional cases that match the trust's strategic priorities, the trustees will give grants to projects oversees.


Hinchley supports strategic grants in the following areas:

  1. Training of Christian leaders;
  2. Holistic Christian mission in communities;
  3. Christian youth organisations;
  4. Christian influence in the public sphere.

Examples of projects that have received grants


Theos is a think tank that stimulates the debate about the place of religion in society, challenging and changing ideas through research, commentary and events. Theos’ advice and analysis is shaping the hearts and minds of politicians, policy makers, academics and journalists.

Hinchley has provided Theos with strategic funding towards salary costs to enable this highly effective organisation to grow and become more sustainable.

For more information visit: www.theosthinktank.co.uk

The Langham Scholarship Programme

The Langham Scholarship Programme is committed to the promotion of Christian scholarship in the Majority World. They seek to train present and future world church leaders who will encourage church growth with depth in Majority World churches.

Hinchley Charitable Trust has been involved in providing financial support to doctoral students from the Majority World who will return to the Majority World on the completion of their studies, giving them access to theological training that would otherwise not be available.

For more information visit: uk.langham.org


Youthscape is a national youth work organisation providing innovative training and resources. Hinchley has supported a number of Youthscape initiatives including their National Youthwork Ministry Weekend, an event where hundreds of youthworkers are equipped to make a real difference in young people’s lives.

For more information visit: www.youthscape.co.uk

The Nehemiah Project

Nehemiah offers a home and support for men with a history of addiction. Through Nehemiah's holistic programme, men are provided with a supportive environment where they can address the root causes of their addiction and learn to make informed choices about their lives. Hinchley has funded Nehemiah's 'A New Future' project, a 12-week programme focusing on men's recovery and resettlement through group-work and educational sessions.

For more information visit: www.tnp.org.uk

How We Fund Projects

This site is to inform you of the work of Hinchley Charitable Trust. Our aim is to work with a select number of charity partners and therefore we do not accept unsolicited applications.


Contact Details

Hinchley Charitable Trust,
20 Clark Street,
B16 9ES


Email: info@hinchleycharitabletrust.org.uk

Registered in England: 5353283, Registered Charity No. 1108412.

For more information, find Hinchley Charitable Trust on the Charity Commission