Please be advised that due to ongoing operational issues, the Irene Prestwich Trust will not accept any applications until further notice. Any applications received will be returned to the applicant until further notice. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We are doing all we can to remedy the situation and will update this page as soon as it is resolved.

The Irene Prestwich Trust, based in Britain, exists to support the work of Initiatives of Change, especially with new projects and in relation to the training of young people. This is in the spirit of Irene Prestwich’s gift in 1940 of her home, Tirley Garth, for the use of Moral Re-Armament (Initiatives of Change).

The Trust makes grants for projects which continue Irene Prestwich’s aim that people find the personal transformation that she herself had had experienced through the Oxford Group/Moral Re-Armament (now Initiatives of Change). The Trust exists to offer grants that support the nurture and training of young people through Initiatives of Change, its conferences and outreach programmes; and places a particular emphasis on new and emerging projects.

The Irene Prestwich Trust prioritises funding for:

  • Young People 
  • Training Programmes
  • Work in emergent democracies
  • Dialogue facilitation 
  • Conferences or similar 
  • Projects that might previously have taken place at Tirley Garth

The Trust does not normally give grants for individuals or office and other infrastructure costs, including salary of project co-ordinators.

Priority will be given to first-time applicants whose projects are deemed to fit within the Trust’s objectives. The Trustees want to encourage projects to become financially independent of the Irene Prestwich Trust. Therefore projects applying for repeat or like funding will be assessed with consideration to the number of previous applications and any grants awarded may be on a decreasing scale.

Applicants need to be able to show how the application is relevant to the work of Initiatives of Change. Failure to do so, may result in a suspension or refusal of your application.

For more details on grant policies please refer to the Application Instructions. 

Anyone wishing to approach us should please contact or write to IPT (Grants), 24 Greencoat Place, London, SW1P 1RD, UK. The Application form and other necessary documents are available for download here or from the addresses above.

The closing dates for the Irene Prestwich Trust applications each year will be as follows:

10 January, 10 April and 10 September

These will be considered at a meeting during the following month. Applications received after these dates will not be accepted. Once a grant has been given we also require subsequent reports, detailing how the money has been used.

URGENT: Please be advised that due to ongoing technical issues Irene Prestwich Trust will not accept any applications until further notice and any applications received will be returned to the applicant. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


Irene Prestwich Trust is a charity that accepts donations. Funding projects from many different parts of the world your money could go very far and make a real difference for people worldwide. Please consider becoming a regular donor or making a one off contribution to the vital role we play for the global IofC fellowship. To donate please contact Thank you for your support!