J.A. Clark Charitable Trust: Grants for Global Development

OVERVIEW: The J.A. Clark Charitable Trust supports women’s empowerment in its global development related grantmaking.

IP TAKE: This funder does not accept unsolicited requests for funding, but grantseekers are encouraged to contact the staff in order to discuss their work.

PROFILE: Established in 1971, the J.A. Clark Charitable Trust is small family foundation based in the United Kingdom. Clark seeks to "make change for those in real need in the UK and the wider world." Regionally, the foundation focuses on "disadvantaged youths in deprived areas of the UK, specifically East London and the North East." Internationally, Clark prioritizes women's empowerment in Asia and Africa. 

Clark awards its global development grantmaking through its Women’s Empowerment Fund. This fund addresses women's personal, economic, and political empowerment, as well as women's rights and right to freedom from violence and exploitation. The fund also supports women's education, business skills training, and microlending. 

In contrast, Clark's Youth Fund seeks to mentor "vulnerable people who are not in education employment or training, and finding them routes to employment or education." Grantseekers should note that Clark's youth related funding is restricted to the UK. 

As an aside, Clark sometimes makes disaster or refugee relief grants through its Other Funding. Grants are few in this area, and in the past have been awarded to the Syrian refugee and Ebola crises.

Grant range from £10,000 to about £200,000. Most grants range between £10,000 to £50,000. To learn more about the types of organizations supported by the J.A. Clark Charitable Trust, explore its Current Projects page.

The trust does not currently accept grant applications or requests for funding for it Women’s Empowerment program.

PEOPLE:

  • Lynette Cooper, Secretary