Incorporating the Case Fund & the John Gregson Trust

Grants for research, education and events

The Hibbert Trust and Case Fund encourage leading edge, radical thinking to benefit progressive, liberal, free and enquiring religion that is appropriate to the needs of our times. 

We award grants twice a year, in June and November.

Closing dates for applications are the 1st May and the 1st October respectively.

Applications will only be accepted if they contribute to the education, knowledge or understanding of Unitarianism or liberal religion.

Our grants tend to range from £500 to £5,000, depending on the overall scale of the project. They are often utilised alongside grants from other awarding bodies. 

Grants may be awarded towards the cost of:

Education

This can include:

  • postgraduate study in liberal religious ideas and practice 
  • Unitarian ministry student travel grants
  • books for library use.

Publications

This can include:

  • costs of research
  • publications promoting liberal religious thinking and debate.

Events

We may award grants towards the attendance of seminars, lectures, workshops or courses that encourage liberal religious thought and dialogue.

Activities

We consider grant applications for activities that promote liberal religious freedom and interfaith understanding. Previously, this has included fees for trainers and travel to liberal religious communities.