The Preacher’s Charity (Registered Charity No 212127) arises from a number of benefactions, the oldest of which comes from the will of Sir John Pettus who died in 1613. The Charity is governed by a Scheme of the Charity Commission dated 19th November 1889 as varied by Schemes of the Charity Commission dated 6th January 1931 and 17th September 1997.
The principal objectives of the charity are to apply 2/3rds of the income for the religious and other charitable work of the Church of England in Norwich and in particular in promoting educationally based activities carried out by the Dean and Chapter of Norwich Cathedral with the remaining 1/3rd being available for the general benefit of the inhabitants of the City of Norwich. Examples of recent grants (which were between £500 and £1000) were to provide financial help to those organisations who provide support and assistance to individuals with learning, social or other difficulties. Grants are made in accordance with the Scheme and within the financial resources of the Charity.
Grant Application Guidelines
Please read and follow these guidelines carefully in order to avoid delays in the consideration of a grant. The purpose of these guidelines is to give grant applicants information to help them make an effective grant application to the Preacher’s Charity.
1. The objectives of the Charity are to apply 2/3rds of the cleared income of the trust fund for the religious and other charitable work of the Church of England in Norwich and in particular in promoting educationally based activities carried out by the Dean and Chapter of Norwich Cathedral and the remaining 1/3rd to provide grants for such charitable purposes for the general benefit of inhabitants in the area of benefit as the Trustees in their discretion may from time to time determine. The area of benefit is the City of Norwich and the contiguous parishes of Old Catton, Sprowston, Thorpe St. Andrew, Trowse with Newton, Cringleford, Colney, Costessey, Taverham, Drayton, Hellesdon and Horsham and Newton St. Faiths.
2. The Trustees welcome all grant applications that conform to the guidelines. Applications towards a specific project are more likely to be looked on favourably by the Trustees. Applications for salaries and/ or general costs will not be considered.
3. The Trustees meet 4 times each year. Grant requests may be made at any time.
4. Applicants should be able to demonstrate/ show evidence that a grant would result in significant benefit.
5. To monitor and evaluate the application, the Charity may require a progress report or other evidence as to how the money has been spent.
6. Whilst there is no upper limit on the size of grant, funding of more than £1,500 per application is unlikely.
7. Regarding methods of fundraising, the Trustees will wish to see that you are actively pursuing all appropriate sources of funding.
8. The Trustees reserve the right to amend the guidelines without notice. The issue of an application form or correspondence concerning an application does not imply that the application will be considered or that any grant will be made; this is at the absolute discretion of the Trustees.
9. Once an application has been considered, the decision of the Trustees is final.
10. Applicants are expected to wait a minimum of one year before applying again.
Applications for grants should be made on the application form which can either be downloaded from the link above and sent to the following address or filled in online here.
The Administrator of the Preacher’s Charity
The Great Hospital