Part of the Sainsbury Family Charity Trust the JJ Charity's main areas of interest are Literacy, Environmental education in the UK and Environment projects overseas.

JJ’s main areas of interest are:

  • Literacy - to help improve the effectiveness of literacy teaching in primary and secondary education for children with learning difficulties, including Dyslexia, and for ex-offenders or those at risk of offending.
  • Environmental education in the UK, particularly projects finding practical ways of involving children and young adults; sustainable agriculture and bio-diversity; and sustainable transport, energy efficiency and renewable energy (some grants in this area are made jointly with The Mark Leonard Trust)
  • Environment projects overseas, especially community-based agriculture initiatives, which aim to help people help themselves in an environmentally sustainable way.

There are no application forms, apply in writing with a description (strictly no more than two pages please, as any more is unlikely to be read) of the proposed project, covering:

  • The organisation– explaining its charitable aims and objectives, and giving its most recent annual income and expenditure, and current financial position. Please do not send a full set of accounts.
  • The project requiring funding– why it is needed, who will benefit and in what way
  • The funding– breakdown of costs, any money raised so far, and how the balance will be raised.

At this stage please do not send supporting books, brochures, DVDs, annual reports or accounts.

All applications will receive the standard acknowledgement letter. If your proposal is a candidate for support from one of the trusts, you will hear from back within 8 weeks of the acknowledgement. Applicants who do not hear within this time must assume they have been unsuccessful.

Application form: Apply in writing - see guidance above.

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time.

Contact: The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, The Peak, 5, Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1AP

Tel: 0207 410 0330 Fax: 0207 410 0332