Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts – Headley Trust

The Trust will consider proposals so long as they closely match one of the following areas of interest:

Arts & Heritage UK

  • Regional museums and galleries, with special consideration for curatorial support and acquisitions;
  • The display, study and acquisition of British ceramics;
  • Conservation of industrial, maritime and built heritage;
  • Archaeology;
  • Arts education/outreach and access to the arts for disabled and disadvantaged people;
  • Major museums, galleries and libraries (not normally large capital projects);
  • Headley Museums Archaeological Acquisition Fund

Cathedrals & Major Churches

  • Restoration or repair work to the fabric of ancient cathedrals, parish church cathedrals and large churches of exceptional architectural merit.

Parish Churches

  • Fabric repairs to listed medieval parish churches in sparsely populated and less prosperous rural areas in England & Wales; and the provision of toilet facilities and disabled access within these churches.

Arts & Heritage Overseas

  • Conservation and recording of heritage (including ecclesiastical & vernacular architecture, archaeology and cultural artefacts), primarily in South Eastern Europe (Slovenia, Croatia, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina), but also in Turkey and Ethiopia;
  • Raising awareness of heritage issues in these countries, supporting the capacity of new heritage NGOs, and training the next generation of conservation and heritage professionals

Health & Social Welfare

  • support for older people to live independently for as long as possible;
  • to improve older people’s quality of life in residential care homes, including supporting people with dementia;
  • support for carers of older people, both locally and nationally;
  • support for disadvantaged families and young people.
  • small grants providing practical aids to disabled people (application form here)

Full info on their website –

They also state that “It should be understood that the great majority of proposals are unsuccessful. The trustees wish to discourage charities from wasting time and resources on applications that fall outside the trusts’ remit.”


2 comments on Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts – Headley Trust

  1. St Swithun’s Church, Long Bennington, has been awarded a £159,700 Heritage Lottery Fund Grant towards a £252,888 Project to repair areas of the Grade 1 listed building, which is currently on the Heritage England ‘At Risk’ register. The Project currently has a circa £30,000 funding shortfall and thus the Parochial Church Council’s Project Team is seeking small grants to fill this vacuum. The Team would like to apply to you for a circa £5,000 Grant, could you please forward an application form?
    My phone number, should you wish to speak is 01400 282471.
    Kind Regards,
    Phil Owen. St Swithun’s Church Project Team.

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