Trinity Trust

Grants for Local Projects

Trinity Trust: Aiding the charitable work of the Church of England within Portsmouth Diocese

Trinity Trust is a charitable fund administered by the Parochial Church Council (PCC) of
Warblington with Emsworth, in conjunction with Portsmouth Diocese. The money within
the trust originated from the sale of a property, Trinity Cottage, which was donated to the
PCC by the late Diana Cundall in 2017.

What is Trinity Trust?

The Trinity Trust holds the proceeds of the sale of the late Janna Cundall’s property, Trinity Cottage in South Street. It is administered by the PCC of the Parish of Warblington with Emsworth with the Diocesan Board of Finance as Custodian Trustee.

The Trinity Trust is not an independent charity but is one of a number of trusts administered by the PCC (Parochial Church Council) of Warblington with Emsworth.  It is therefore bound by the rules governing all PCCs including the Parochical Church Councils (Powers) Measure 1956.  The members of the PCC of Warblington with Emsworth are the trustees of all its trusts, including the Trinity Trust.

Our Scope

The trust aims to further the religious and other charitable work of the Church of England through the awarding of grants. More specifically, the trustees are directed to provide resources for rest, relaxation, recuperation and or spiritual mental or physical refreshment.

Both parishioners and anyone else living in or visiting the Diocese of Portsmouth are eligible to apply for a grant. Applicants may seek a grant towards the cost of any event, or activity or project that meets these rules. In exceptional circumstances, a full grant may be considered. Applications are welcomed from groups, families or individuals of any age.

Eligible activities might include but are not limited to:

  • Grants to other registered charities operating within the Diocese of Portsmouth whose aims comply with those set out in the Trust Purpose.
  • Respite or recovery from, or adapting to, physical, mental or emotional illness or distress.
  • Deepening or renewing Faith through Retreats or similar Christian Education events.

Application Process

Applications should be made using the Trinity Trust Application Form (see above). Applicants are advised to read the ‘Guidance to Applicants’ carefully, noting the trust’s religious emphasis. Applications from individuals must be sponsored by an appropriate person such as a religious leader or head teacher.

Applications may be submitted by email or in writing at any time. Every application will be acknowledged; those deemed incomplete or ineligible will be returned.

The trustees will normally meet twice a year (March and September) to review applications and award grants. Urgent applications may be considered at other times.

Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible and asked to confirm that they still require the grant. If so, they will be required to provide bank details for payment.  Those awarded grants will also be required to provide a brief report confirming how the grant was is being spent within 3 months of the award.