Welcome

The Edith M Ellis Charitable Trust was set up in 1985 as a grant-making Quaker trust.  Quakers share a way of life, not a set of beliefs. We seek to experience God directly, within ourselves and in our relationships with others and the world around us. We meet together for worship in local meetings which are inclusive and open to all.

The Trust aims to make small grants (normally ranging from £500 to £3,000) to a broad range of Quaker and other UK-registered charities or Non-Governmental organisations, public bodies and social enterprises, in normal circumstances limited to those with an annual turnover of less than approximately £350,000.  We like to give one-off grants, time-limited support and seed money for start-up projects.

 Please see our Criteria page for further information.  An application form can be completed online here.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TRUST WILL NOT BE TAKING APPLICATIONS DURING FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2019 WHILST IT CONSIDERS A NEW DIRECTION.  THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM HAS BEEN DISABLED AND WILL BECOME AVAILABLE AGAIN AT THE BEGINNING OF APRIL 2019.