St Matthias Trust

The aim of the charity is the advancement of education, with a preference for higher or further education. The charity can only give grants towards education which contributes to the advancement of the Church of England.

The Trust gives educational grants for people who work in, or want to work in social welfare work. For example, social workers, community workers, youth workers, teachers, supervisors or pre-school groups. 

Grants are also for people who are training to become ministers of the Church of England, or studying music or arts related to the Church of England.

Last updated on 10 October 2018

Who is eligible?

People who are in education or training which contributes to the advancement of the Church of England, in particular:

  • The education and training of persons who are, or intend to become, engaged in social welfare work. For example, people who are or want to become social workers, community workers, youth workers, teachers, supervisors of pre-school groups
  • The education and training of persons intending to become ministers of the Church of England or of a church in communion 
  • The study of music or other arts.

Please note: your education or training must be contributing to the advancement of the Church of England. Please contact the Trust if you are not sure if you should apply.

How to apply?

Download an application form from the Trust's website.

The deadlines are 31st May (for consideration in July) and 30th September (for consideration in November). Applications received after the deadline can not be considered.

Your application will need to show how the study contributes to the advancement of the Church of England. You will need to give sufficient information to show how the qualification will enable you to enhance the Church of England's contribution to education in the UK.

Contact details

FIRST FLOOR, HILLSIDE HOUSE
1500 PARKWAY NORTH
NEWBRICK ROAD
STOKE GIFFORD
BS34 8YU
Email: stmatthiastrust@bristoldiocese.org
Web: http://www.stmatthiastrust.org.uk/

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