The Charity founded by Sir Thomas Smythe's will in 1625 currently operates two schemes.
We do not accept applications from individuals directly. If you require assistance and you think you meet the eligibility criteria, please ask your support worker to look at our website and contact us on your behalf. If you are a support worker and have a client in need, we may be able to assist.
We accept applications from support agencies such as social and support services, housing associations, refuge and rehabilitation organisations, and local charities.
Applicants must be living in one of the 26 designated parishes (please see table below), and fall into one or more of the following priority areas:
We can consider grants for items not covered by benefits such as
If you are a local welfare organistion that works with people who are vulnerable, isolated, and in financial need, you may be eligible to apply for funding through this programme.
We welcome applications from registered charities and not-for-profit organisations
You need to be working in at least one (or more) of the designated parishes listed in the table below - your parish boundaries can be checked by visiting achurchnearyou.com
You need to be working with one of more of the following groups.
We can consider grants for either capital items (e.g. equipment) or core running costs, providing they can be demonstrated to make a clear and significant contribution to your organisation.
One-off and multi-year grants are available, not to exceed £1,000 per annum, for a maximum duration of 3 years (i.e. maximum total award possible under the scheme is £3,000).
We cannot assist with requests from individuals. We operate a separate funding scheme for individuals. Please contact the grants administrator for further details.
We cannot consider applications from larger organisations with an annual income of over £1,000,000
Applications for Scheme 1 (grants to individuals) can be submitted at any time during the year.
Applications for Scheme 2 (grants to organisations) are considered twice a year, at our April and October Trustees meetings and should be submitted by latest mid-March and mid-September respectively. Please note, due to limited funding, not all applications may be successful.
Please contact the Grants Administrator for an application form - email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 7213 0562 or by post to The Grants Administrator, Skinners’ Hall, 8 Dowgate Hill, London EC4R 2SP
Your parish boundaries can be checked by visiting www.achurchnearyou.com
|St James||Tunbridge Wells||St Paul||Swanley|
|St Peter||Tunbridge Wells||St Mary||Swanley|
|St Barnabas||Tunbridge Wells||St John the Baptist||Sutton at Hone|
|St John’s||Tunbridge Wells||St Margaret||Darenth|
|Holy Trinity & Christchurch||Tunbridge Wells||St Michael & All Angels||Wilmington|
|St Luke’s||Tunbridge Wells||St Bartholomew||Otford|
|King Charles the Martyr||Tunbridge Wells||St John||Dunton Green|
|St Paul - Rusthall||Tunbridge Wells||St John the Evangelist||Hildenborough|
|St Peter & St Paul with St Saviour||Tonbridge||St Lawrence||Bidborough|
|St Stephen||Tonbridge||St Mary the Virgin||Speldhurst|
|St Peter||Southborough||St John the Evangelist||Groombridge|
|St Thomas - High Brooms||Southborough||All Saints||Langton Green|
|St Matthew||Southborough||St Peter & St Paul||Shorne|