WE HAVE BEEN HELPING PILGRIMS TRAVEL FOR OVER 40 YEARS!
The number of applications for grants is increasing. The pilgrims applying for grants are finding it more and more difficult to pay for their pilgrimages. Some are able to raise funds themselves, for example by sponsored activities, but some are not.
A group leader recently wrote telling us that ‘The cost now is such that the pilgrimage is becoming cost prohibitive for many students’.
People who stand to gain greatly from pilgrimage – disabled people, nurses, young people and students – are among those finding it hardest to raise funds.
You can support our work and help people make extraordinary journeys of pilgrimage in three ways:
A good part of our income is donations from members of the Grand Priory of Knights Templar in the United Kingdom, the Trust having been founded by members of the Order in 1982.
Like most charities, we were affected by the pandemic. Donations and applications both fell sharply in 2020 and 2021. There has been a steady rise in applications throughout 2022 and pilgrimage costs have also risen. Donations are not keeping up with these rises, and we have seen donations continue to decrease throughout 2022.
To help more pilgrims, we need more donations.
We make grants to individuals or groups living in the UK, particularly disabled and young people, wishing to make pilgrimages to recognised Christian shrines in the UK or overseas.
The Trust has no paid staff and no office. Trustees are not paid and do not claim expenses. Donors cover meeting costs. Apart from insurance premium and website costs (which together are less than £400 a year) all donations are used to give grants to pilgrims.
Please feel free to scan our QR code (see below) to donate, or click on the "donate now" button.
Thank you for your generosity.
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