Jephcott Charitable Trust: Grants for Global Health

OVERVIEW: The Jephcott Charitable Trust supports a wide range of global health projects.

IP TAKE: Applying charitable organizations must be register with their respective governing bodies before being eligible for a Jephcott grant.

PROFILE: The Jephcott Charitable Trust (JCT) is a U.K.-based funder established in 1965 by “pharmaceutical chemist and industrialist” Sir Harry Jephcott. The trust broadly awards grants to organizations that “will make a difference,” and states that “[p]reference will be given to charities or projects which are having difficulty getting started, or raising funds from other sources.” JCTs grantmaking programs include Population Control, Natural Environment, Education, and Health.

The trust’s Health program awards grants to support a variety of projects around the world. Past grantees include HANDS, which received support for its clean water project in Northern Thailand; and Jaffna Hospital in Sri Lanka, which was awarded a grant for its orthodontic services. JCTs Population Control program also awards global health related grants mainly pertaining to family planning education and sexual and reproductive health services. To learn more about the types of organizations the trust supports and at what level, explore its list of current and past projects.

Grant amounts are generally modest in size, often ranging from £2,000 to £10,000 or around $2,500 to $13,000 USD. JCT awards grants of up to £20,000 for exceptional cases.

The trust accepts unsolicited letters of inquiry. The trustees typically meet twice a year in April and October to review submissions.

PEOPLE:

  • Lady Mary Jephcott, Chair and Trustee
  • Anthony North, Trustee
  • Mark Jephcott, Trustee
  • Keith Morgan, Trustee

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