The trust gives widely for causes related to religious education, which are broken down into the following categories:
• Students and teaching assistants taking teaching qualifications, or first degrees leading to teaching;
The trust awards grants widely for causes related to religious education, which are usually given under the following categories:
- Students and teaching assistants taking teaching qualifications, or first degrees leading to teaching;
- Teachers, teaching assistants and others in an educational capacity seeking professional
development through full-time or part-time courses;
- Those undertaking research related to the practice of Religious Education in schools or
- Students taking other first degree courses, or courses in further education;
- Others involved in teaching and leading in voluntary, non-statutory education, including
those concerned with adult and Christian education.
Grants are also made for gap year projects with an educational focus to those whose home or place of study is in the Dioceses of Chelmsford and St Albans.
No grants to schoolchildren, those studying for Christian ministry or mission unless continuing in teaching, and for visits, study or conferences abroad, gap year activities, courses in counselling, therapy or social work, or for courses leading specifically to non-teaching careers such as medicine, law or accountancy. Grants are no longer made to overseas students.
Type of grants
Grants of £500 to £1,000 are available for students for help with fees, books, living expenses and travel. Priority is given to those training to be teachers, with a priority to teaching religious education but if funds are available other students with financial difficulties will be funded.
On a form available from the website, to be returned by 1 March.
The charity states that the majority of annual funding is committed to long-term projects or activities in education, but funding is also given to other projects, namely:
- Training and support for the church's educational work in the dioceses of Chelmsford and St Albans;
- Research, development and support grants to organisations in the field of Religious Education.
The charity also supports conferences for new RE teachers and a "Prize for Innovation in the Teaching of RE".
Grant provided by: The Hockerill Educational Foundation
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