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 work with all Christian denominations. The principal object of the Trust is "to advance the Christian Faith" - to further the Kingdom of God.
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.
Before applying for a grant please read the following:
** The Trust are not accepting any applications (other than from Methodist sources) until further notice
with effect from 10th April **
1. BEFORE starting your application double check to see if the Trust may consider your project - please click here for details of our 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.
3. 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.
Web site last updated by a real person on:
Monday 24th April 2017
Grant commitments are decided by the Board of Trustees at their meetings.
Grant commitments made in 2016, 2017 and the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31/12/2015 can be found in the links below:
Grant commitments made in 2017
Grant commitments made
To view an interactive map showing the 2017 grant commitments click here
12 months to 31 December 2016
Grant commitments made
2015 Annual Report and Accounts
Year ended 31st December 2015
Showcasing our work
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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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 2016
The Trust attended the annual awards reception held at Lambeth Palace, London on 17th November. For a summary of the event and for a short film of the ceremony please click here
For our latest news, including details of recently published research, please click here
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