The Jefford Weller Fund

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The Fund was established by the Rev’d John Jefford-Weller and his wife Kathleen in 1988.

Although they were motivated by their Christian beliefs and concern for the needy, the Fund is available to support individuals and groups of any faith or none who are working with homelessness and housing issues in Derbyshire.

The fund works to help prevent homelessness – tackling the root causes & stopping vulnerable individuals from spiralling into a situation where they may become homeless. This could include supporting individuals with mental health problems, addictions, debt problems, dealing with domestic abuse and a range of other issues.

The fund also recognises the need for reactionary work – providing support for people who are currently homeless whether this be the basic provision of shelter and food or more long term support to re-gain tenancies, education etc.

The Jefford-Weller fund also offers financial assistance directly to the organisations working hard to bring about these changes in the form of grants for organisational improvements.

Type of Projects costs funded


There are no other priorities


Derby City & Derbyshire


The maximum grant is £2,500

Closing Dates

There are no fixed closing dates. The decision-making panel meet quarterly.

Examples of grants made

Making An Application

The Foundation has an online application process. You will need to have a valid e-mail address to access the application process. If you do not wish to complete the form online but would prefer to handwrite your bid then please do let us know and we’ll happily post you a hard copy out. Find out more about making an application below.

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