St Hilda's Trust

St Hilda’s Trust was set up in December 1988 from the proceeds of the sale of St Hilda’s Approved School and Community Home. St Hilda’s Trust are able to support charities and organisations within the geographical boundaries of the Diocese of Newcastle namely Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland. 

The Trust’s main areas of concern within its overall objectives are children and young people who are disadvantaged in some way. St Hilda’s Trust makes grants to organisations for charitable purposes, although these organisations need not necessarily be registered charities.Also, particular consideration will be given to projects for which there is a degree of church involvement or interest. 


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The objectives of the trust are:

The furtherance of such legally charitable purposes in connection with the Church of England and the Diocese of Newcastle as the Managing Trustees of the Trust may think proper and in particular, but not so as to limit or restrict the furtherance of such purposes, the relief either generally or individually of persons who are in conditions of need, hardship and distress within the Diocese of Newcastle.

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The trustee board meets at least three times a year; around New Year, Easter and harvest time. When possible, the trustees are pleased to visit projects which have special interest or benefit to the churches or communities concerned.

The Bishop of Newcastle is the ex-officio Chair of the Trustee Board and these are the Managing Trustees:

  • Mr Julian Brown (Vice Chair)
  • The Revd Christine Brown
  • Canon Roger Styring
  • Dr Margaret Wilkinson
  • David Littlefield
  • Helen Cooper

How to Apply

Application forms

Grant application forms can be obtained from: 

Kyrinn Whittaker, Administrative Support Officer

Tel: 0191 270 4145

St Hilda’s Trust, Church House, St John’s Terrace, North Shields, NE29 6HS

Email: k.whittaker@newcastle.anglican.org

The Application Process

Please complete all sections of the application form, including as much information as possible regarding the work for which the grant is requested. In addition, a copy of the organisation’s budget, annual report and accounts should be provided. 

The Trustees normally meet four times a year, usually March, June, September and December. Please contact the Secretary to be advised of application deadlines. 

After the Trustees have considered the application the Secretary will be in contact with the outcome. If successful, the funds will be transferred within a month. 

Reports and Follow up

The Trustees do take a keen interest in the causes that are offered support. Grants are made on the condition that a report is submitted within twelve months detailing how the funds were spent and what has been achieved as a result. The report should be submitted to the Secretary. Additionally, one or more of the Trustees may ask to make a personal visit to the project concerned. 

Trust's Objectives

The objectives of the Trust are: 

The furtherance of such legally charitable purposes in connection with the Church of England and the Diocesan Society as the Managing Trustees of the Trust may think proper and in particular, but not so as to limit or restrict the furtherance of such purposes, the relief either generally or individually of persons who are in condition of need, hardship and distress within the Diocese of Newcastle. 

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