Who we are and what we do
Keswick Hall Trust started in 1981 and has the goal of advancing the understanding and knowledge of religious education by promoting and supporting students, teachers, researchers and charitable institutions engaged in the teaching of religious education at all levels primary, secondary, further and higher education.
The Managing Trustees have had due regard to the Charity Commission’s guidance on public benefit in The Advancement of Religion for the Public Benefit and have had due regard to it in their administration of the Charity.
The Charity provides funding to individuals and corporate bodies for the advancement of higher and further education including the promotion of research and development of religious education. The geographical area of benefit is generally within the East of England.
The advancement of education supported by the Charity is generally in accordance with the doctrines of the Church of England. However, in our ever-changing multi-faith world the need for teachers to be equipped to educate young people in all faiths has led to an expansion of the work supported by the Charity.
Grants are available to those who seek to advance their knowledge and understanding in the teaching environment. It is to enable teaching in schools to be enhanced through greater knowledge of the teacher rather than in the provision of physical resources. Help is available to teachers from whatever religious background, and to schools, not just Church of England schools, and regardless of their financial means.