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Helping even more young people to tell their story.


The difference we can make together

Have a lasting impact on the aspirations, wellbeing and imagination of young people in East London.

It’s thanks to the generous support from trusts & foundations that we are able to transform the lives of young people – by keeping our projects completely free for young people and their families.

Meet some of our funders

The Tom ap Rhys Pryce Memorial Trust

The Trust was set up in memory of  Tom ap Rhys Pryce by his family, friends, fiancé and colleagues at Linklaters LLP. It exists to help tackle the root causes of violent street crime in London by helping disadvantaged young people see the potential value of their own lives and therefore the lives of others too.

Since 2016, the Trust has made an annual donation to Ministry of Stories’ Community Writing Programme; ensuring thousands of young writers can find their voice and write brighter futures for themselves. Currently, The Tom ap Rhys Pryce Memorial Trust are funding our Saturday afternoon writing lab for young people aged 11 – 15.

Fagus Anstruther Memorial Trust

The late Sir Ian Anstruther founded this Trust in memory of his brother, Fagus Anstruther, who sadly passed away aged 15 after suffering life changing injuries from an accident as a young child. Like Ministry of Stories, the Trust believes in the power of writing and creativity to change the lives of young people facing disadvantage.

The Trust has been a supporter of Ministry of Stories since 2013; making an unrestricted donation every year that can be used to support our young writers wherever the need is greatest.

Last year the Trust doubled their impact by making their grant via our Big Give: Champions for Children campaign and having their donation doubled through match-funding!

Ministry of Stories is also proud to be supported by other family trusts, including the Rachel Hood 1978 Charitable Trust.

The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington

The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington is a charity associated with the Mercers’ Company; a livery company with a 700 year history of philanthropy and charitable giving that is committed to creating a positive change in some of the most disadvantaged communities.

In 2020 Ministry of Stories began a new multi-year partnership with the Mercers’ Company. Together we co-created Writing Brighter Futures, an ambitious new programme for a consortium of schools in Tower Hamlets which has reimagined how we support schools, teaching staff and their students.

Ministry of Stories was also proud to be supported by several other livery companies during 2023, including The Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators Charitable Trust, The Grocers’ Company and The Vintners’ Company, and The Scriveners’ Company Sexcentenary Charity for 2024/2025.

Want to check we’re in good shape?

Please feel encouraged to read our most recent published Trustees’ Report and Financial Statements for the year ending 31 March 2023. We’re very proud of what our young writers have achieved, with the help of our small but mighty team.

Want to find out more?

Please email Oliver, our Development Manager, to find out more about what we offer and how we work in partnership with our Trusts and Foundations.

Email Oliver

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