OVERVIEW: The Jephcott Charitable Trust supports organizations working to preserve natural environments.
IP TAKE: Applying charitable organizations must be registered with their respective governing bodies to qualify for a grant with this funder.
PROFILE: The Jephcott Charitable Trust (JCT) is a UK-based funder established in 1965 by “pharmaceutical chemist and industrialist,” Sir Harry Jephcott. The trust awards grants broadly to organizations that “will make a difference” and gives “[p]reference […] 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 Natural Environment program seeks organizations “[i]nvolved in conserving the natural environment,” and does not award grants concerning animal welfare or historical sites and buildings.
JCT awards grants to organizations working all over the world. Past grantees include Vision Africa, which received funding for its program training young men and women in agricultural skills in Kenya; and Makhad, which was awarded a grant for its work restoring the traditional mountain orchards in South Sinai, Egypt. 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 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.
- Lady Mary Jephcott, Chair and Trustee
- Anthony North, Trustee
- Mark Jephcott, Trustee
- Keith Morgan, Trustee