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Grants from The Willats Trust

The Willats Trust

The Willats’ Trust are keen to support Christian outreach workers who minister in areas of high deprivation in the UK. Their grants last for up to three years and enable the workers to focus on the mission to which they are called. Méri Schoeman tells us more about the trust and what they do.

The Willats’ Trust exists to support Christians in sharing the Good News of Jesus in the most deprived areas of the UK.  This year we will be celebrating the 165th anniversary of Mr. Willats’ vision.  A vision to serve the most marginalised people of society.  Today, nothing has changed.  Our main focus is to financially equip and enable Christian workers in partnership with the organisations they are linked to.  The Willats’ Trust owns a number of properties in Bath city centre.  Through letting these properties, they continue to provide the valuable financial income that allow the trust to give out grants and support Christian workers. 
Our grants support Christian workers in sharing the Good News of Jesus with their communities, with those people most in need.  All through God’s grace, today this vision of Mr Willats still stands.  Our support is not restricted to only giving out grants, we also thrive on building relationship with our guides and connecting them with other Christian workers and organisations.  Being appointed as a guide gives you the opportunity to embark on a wonderful journey, through being supported financially for a period of 3 years, connecting you with other guides and building lifelong connections that have meaning and impact.  You become part of a remarkable network of people!
The opportunity and potential that The Willats’ Trust has in enabling Christian workers and giving wings to their vision and passion in sharing the Gospel is life changing.  The main criteria we look at when appointing guides are the area of deprivation in which the worker is serving, the evangelistic approach and contact time the worker is spending within the community he / she is serving.
Please read our website to see if you qualify for a grant with us or do get in touch with our grants and office administrator, Rev’d Méri Schoeman for more information.