Hinchley Charitable Trust is a Christian grant-making trust which seeks through its grants to forward the transformative Kingdom of God, especially within the UK.

Our focus is on developing strong and strategic partnerships with beneficiaries.

About The Trust

The trust was established in 1973 by the late R. H. Stanley of Purley, Surrey, as a tax-efficient way of managing his charitable donations. During Mr Stanley's lifetime, the trust was a small family trust which mainly made grants to Christian organisations.

When Mr and Mrs Stanley passed away in 2000, their estate was left to Hinchley, growing the trust considerably. Hinchley Charitable Trust was reconstituted as a Charitable Company in 2005. It retains close links to the Stanley family, but is now more broadly-based.

The primary focus is still supporting Christian charities, with a particular emphasis on youth work. The trust looks to support activities and initiatives which have the potential to transform communities.

Grant Making Areas

The majority of grants are given to support charitable causes in the UK. In exceptional cases that match the trust's strategic priorities, the trustees will give grants to projects overseas (please note, this is extremely rare). We don't support individuals and usually require grant recipients to be registered as a charity in the UK or Ireland.

Hinchley supports strategic grants in the following areas:

  1. Training of Christian leaders;
  2. Holistic Christian mission in communities;
  3. Christian youth organisations;
  4. Christian influence in the public sphere.

Examples of projects that have received grants


Theos is a think tank that stimulates the debate about the place of religion in society, challenging and changing ideas through research, commentary and events. Theos' advice and analysis is shaping the hearts and minds of politicians, policy makers, academics and journalists.

Hinchley has provided Theos with strategic funding towards salary costs to enable this highly effective organisation to grow and become more sustainable. It’s also provided funding towards Theo’s The Sacred podcast.

For more information visit: www.theosthinktank.co.uk


Youthscape is a national youth work organisation providing innovative training and resources. Hinchley has supported a number of Youthscape initiatives including their National Youthwork Ministry Weekend, an event where hundreds of youthworkers are equipped to make a real difference in young people's lives.

For more information visit: www.youthscape.co.uk


Parish Nursing Ministries UK

Parish Nursing Ministries UK provides training, professional support and accreditation for churches or Christian organisations that want to offer Parish nursing services. They equip churches to employ registered nurses as part of their mission in the community. Their vision is to release churches to support people and communities towards whole person healthcare.

Hinchey has funded core salary costs to enable Parish Nursing Regional Co-ordinators to strategically grow the work.

For more information visit: www.parishnursing.org.uk

The Langham Scholarship Programme

The Langham Scholarship Programme is committed to the promotion of Christian scholarship in the Majority World. They seek to train present and future world church leaders who will encourage church growth with depth in Majority World churches.

Hinchley Charitable Trust has been involved in providing financial support to doctoral students from the Majority World who will return to the Majority World on the completion of their studies, giving them access to theological training that would otherwise not be available.

For more information visit: uk.langham.org

How We Fund Projects

This site is to inform you of the work of Hinchley Charitable Trust. Our aim is to work with a select number of charity partners and therefore we do not accept unsolicited applications.


Contact Details

Email: hinchleycharitabletrust@gmail.com

Registered in England: 5353283, Registered Charity No. 1108412

For more information, find Hinchley Charitable Trust on the Charity Commission