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
Grants are given to UK-based charities for work in the UK and the majority world.
In the UK
- Training of Christian leaders;
- Holistic Christian mission in communities;
- Christian youth organisations;
- Christian influence in the public sphere.
- Leadership training for the South – this might include grants to larger organisations that may otherwise fall outside the criteria;
- Community development work by smaller charities focusing on a niche area, with a strong local partnership;
- Strategic promotion of the Christian faith - consistent with sustainability and training.
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 Sycamore Project
The Sycamore Project (Zac's Youth Bar) works with young people across Bolton, empowering them to reach their full potential. Activities include employability and entrepreneurial skills workshops, sports, drop-in sessions and individual support and mentors for young people.
For more information visit: www.zacsyouthbar.co.uk
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.
Hinchley Charitable Trust,
20 Clark Street,
Registered in England: 5353283, Registered Charity No. 1108412.
For more information, find Hinchley Charitable Trust on the Charity Commission