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Information for potential applicants and donors
The Timios Trust was formed in 1999 in memory of Tim Skipp, the elder son of Drs David and Helen Skipp of Horsham, who died tragically in a road accident in Australia, together with three of his friends. Tim was in his early twenties, a committed Christian with a love of travel and of service to others. The word “Timios” is Greek for “highly honoured”.
The Trust provides bursaries for those travelling in order to take part in Christian service of a practical nature. Within these parameters the Trustees will consider all applications received, but further information is provided below in order that both applicants and donors are aware of the Trustees’ current policy concerning the funds of the Trust.
Information relating to Projects
1) Bursaries are awarded for Christian service of a practical nature. The minimum period of service is four weeks.
2) The Trust will contribute to the costs of travel – for which no geographical limits apply – and not to any other aspects of a project. Amounts awarded will reflect the length of service.
3) Proposed projects should have a long-term aspect (i.e. either the individual will be intending to work for two years or, as in most cases, he or she will be contributing for a shorter time to a project lasting at least two years). The work should always have a Christian component and the projects involved to have Christian objectives.
4) No more than two people from the same project team will be supported.
5) Bursaries will only be given to those who are embarking on a journey of a personally “stretching” nature (e.g. involving travel to a new destination for them or to a personally demanding assignment). Funding will not normally be provided by the Trust to an individual for travel to the same destination on more than one occasion. The travel so funded should normally be undertaken by the most direct and economical route, bearing in mind considerations of cost, time and safety.
Information relating to Applicants
6) Bursaries are awarded to applicants who identify as committed Christians and provide a Personal Referee who is a recognised Christian Leader.
7) Applicants will normally be UK residents.
8) The minimum age of applicants is 18.
9) Applications must be received by the Secretary at least six weeks prior to the planned departure date.
10) A written report from each beneficiary of the Trust is required after completion of the assignment.
Applications are welcomed by completing the application form here: