Welcome to The Joseph Rank Trust Web Site
Joseph Rank aged 80
Joseph Rank

The Joseph Rank Trust was established in June 2002. It represents an amalgamation of a number of charities established by the late Mr. Joseph Rank (1854 - 1943), or members of his family, during the period from October 1918 to April 1942. The Trust is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.

We are an independent Christian grant-maker and not part of the Methodist Church or any other established Church body or group.

The original Trusts represented a practical expression of the strong Christian beliefs of their founder and his desire to advance the Christian faith and to help the less fortunate members of society.

Today the Trustees of the Trust seek to continue the work and generosity of Joseph Rank by pursuing specific areas of interest.

Apply for a grant   Rank Trust Reports and Accounts & Links

Before applying for a grant please read the following:

1. BEFORE starting your application double check to see if the Trust may consider your project - please click here for details areas of interest

2. An essential part of the application process is to fully appreciate the details given on the web page applying for grants. Please visit this web page before contacting the Trust.

. You must ensure you have other sources of funding or can match any funding the Trust might provide. Audited accounts and detailed budgets will be requested.

4. If any of the information given in the web pages in point 1 or 2 is unclear, then contact the Secretary for advice by email or by telephone.

5. Please note that the Trustees will only consider a grant application when the Secretary presents them at a Trustee meeting. A visit by the Secretary to your project may be necessary.

6. Submit your application in hard copy and not by email.


Grant commitments are decided by the Board of Trustees at their meetings.

Grant commitments made in 2014, 2015 and the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31/12/2014 can be found in the links below:

12 months ended 31 December 2014
Grant commitments made

10 months ended 31 October 2015

Grant commitments made

2014 Annual Report and Accounts

Year ended 31st December 2014

Showcasing our work on the Links Page
Do visit our updated Links Page for examples of projects that the Trust is funding. Please click here for links to current grants


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Rank Trust Update

Joseph Rank Exhibition
A permanent exhibition on the life and work of our Founder was opened on 10th April 2013 at the Streetlife Museum in Hull. Mr Colin Rank presided. Click here for a photograph of the exhibition.

Christian Funders' Forum awards 2015
The Trust attended the awards reception held at The Charterhouse, London on 12 November. For a summary of the event please click here and for a short film of the ceremony please click here

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For our latest news, including details of recently published research, please click here

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The Joseph Rank Trust in 2015: £2,552,500 of funding committed to 85 Christian projects in local communities across the UK.
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