The Jospeh Rank Trust
The Trust - Beginnings
Joseph Rank, a miller in the 19th & 20th centuries, set up a number of grant making trusts to further the aims he had supported throughout his life. Joseph was a passionate member of the Methodist Church and the trusts represented a practical expression of his strong Christian beliefs and his desire to advance the Christian faith and to help the less fortunate members of society.

After his death in 1943 his family and friends continued his work taking responsibility for distribution of the money he had made and given to those he felt compelled to support.

The Trust - Today
The current trust was established in June 2002. It represents an amalgamation of a number of the charities (Joseph Rank Benevolent Trusts) established by Joseph Rank and the Joseph Rank (1942) Trust, established by 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.

The Trust deed sets out the objects as follows:

1.
To advance the Christian faith
2.
To further any other objects or purposes which are exclusively charitable according to the laws of England and Wales in force from time to time

While there are close family and operational links between The Joseph Rank Trust, The Rank Foundation , The Rank Prize Funds and The Arthur Rank Centre (the latter three being established by J. Arthur Rank) the four charities are separate legal entities.

To find out more about The Rank Foundation , The Rank Prize Funds and The Arthur Rank Centre please visit their respective web sites.

If you are inspired by the work of The Joseph Rank Trust and would like to give financially to the capital fund (either by donation or legacy), the Trustees would be very happy to administer such monies in the same way as they do Joseph Rank's.

Please contact the Secretary if you would like to discuss this further.

Recent end of year accounts: 2012, 2013, 2014

Left to right: Joseph Rank, J Arthur Rank, Rowland Rank, James V Rank
Left to Right:
Joseph Rank and his sons J Arthur, Rowland, James V
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