Elizabeth Walters Trust


A Trust, established nearly 450 years ago, is still available for groups and individuals, in and around Ipswich, who are organising Christian projects for young people.

The Trust was established following a legacy from a 16th century benefactor Elizabeth Walter, daughter of John Moore, Bailiff of Ipswich and Burgess to Parliament (MP) for the Borough in 1571. The Trust exists today, more than 400 years on, to keep the church of St Lawrence in good repair and to pay half the stipend of its preacher. It also offers grants to individuals and organisations for religious and educational purposes in connection with the Church of England amongst children, young persons and adults within the deanery of Ipswich. Recent beneficiaries of the Trust include: Whitton St Mary and St Botolph for its Steppin’ Up summer club; Ipswich St Helen for The Life Exhibition, an interactive, multi-media event about the life of Jesus, and Sidegate Primary School for the creation and distribution of multi-faith stories. Grants issued are usually around £300-£1000 per project. The Trust is chaired by the Archdeacon of Suffolk and meets twice yearly at the Diocesan Office.

Application forms can be obtained from the Trust’s clerk Philip Keeble or downloaded from the following link. 

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Page updated June 2020