Mr. and Mrs. Spalding founded this
trust in the early twentieth century when the study of great religions
was neither well-established nor fashionable.
Today, the Trust continues to make
grants for the study of the great religions. A small part of the
Trust is allocated as the Ellen Rebe Memorial
Trustees make grants from the main fund - often up to £2,000
for any one grant - to encourage the comparative study of the great
religions of the world. In practice, some grants have enabled graduate
students to study comparative religion at academic institutions.
Others have been for travel either to conferences or to study a
religion in the country where is is practised. A few grants have
been to buy books for libraries.
Please use the links on the left
for further information about the trust
The vision for this Trust and the Trust’s history is recorded
Edward Hulmes, The Spalding Trust
and the Union for the Study of the Great Religions (Memoir Club,
2002). ISBN 1 84104 040 1.
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