Thank you for considering applying to the Trust for help. In the first instance you are invited to write a letter or email outlining your request and circumstances to the Secretary (see Contact Us)
An application form has been developed following our experience of the first funding allocation - it is intended to be friendly and accessible, it will help us to process your request if you can fill this in and email or post it to the Secretary. However, before filling in the form you may find it helpful to correspond with us to help clarify your request and check whether your request fits within the Trusts purposes.
The Trust cannot fund everything so there are some restrictions - click here
Form to print, complete and post
Form to complete and return by email to
The Trust cannot fund everything so there are some restrictions.
Many Order Members may not think of applying for funds for themselves, but a close friend may see their need and be able to apply on their behalf.
Sometimes an Order member needs a substantial sum raised in a short time, and friends take on the task of fundraising to help them. The Trust can help to process donations for an individual fundraising appeal, provided the purpose fits within the Trust's object.
Administering donations via the Trust has the advantage of allowing tax efficient giving, and avoids processing donations via a friend's bank account.
It is important that the Trust receives a statement from the potential beneficiary that they are happy for you to apply on their behalf, and that they do want what is requested.
The Trust would like to support projects which help a number of Order Members such as housing, a Buddhist Hospice, care homes and cremation and burial grounds.
Please write to us with your ideas and plans, and consider helping to make it happen. The application form for individual needs can be used to supply all your personal details.
When applying for a project, please supply a letter of support from one or more Order Members and include information about:-
Fill in the application form and also:-
While the fund remains modest, there is one funding allocation meeting planned for the end of 2009 and one in 2010 - a notice is placed in Shabda giving the current application date.
We are developing some resource sheets - they will be uploaded on the website in due course, but in the meantime contact the Secretary
We are collecting stories and writings about Dharma practice in older age and/or with chronic ill-health which we hope to publish here in due course. There is no retiring from our Dharma practice - and we wish everyone a long life in the Dharma!
The Abhayaratna Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1126494).Registered Address: The Abhayaratna Trust, c/o Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 11 Park Road, Birmingham, B13 8AB
The Abhayaratna Trustc/o Birmingham Buddhist Centre11 Park RoadBirminghamB13 8AB firstname.lastname@example.org