The York Minster Fund is supported by a number of individuals as well as charitable trusts and funds. Recent supporters include:
Allchurches Trust Limited
The trust is a registered charity which seeks to promote the Christian religion by providing grants to churches and the Christian community with an emphasis on heritage, care and the community. The Trust gave York Minster £17,000 towards the conservation and restoration of its South Quire Aisle in May 2017.
Masonic Charitable Foundation
The foundation, which is funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons and their families, donated £170,000 to the cathedral in 2017 to fund three stonemasonry apprenticeships. MCF is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country. As well as supporting Freemasons and their families, it awards millions of pounds each year to local and national charities which help vulnerable people, advance medical research and provide opportunities for young people.
The fund has supported York Minster with a number of projects, most recently with the five year, £20m York Minster Revealed project, to which it donated £10.5m. The project involved the restoration and conservation of the Great East Window – the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the country - the development of a state-of-the-art visitor attraction in the Undercroft, investing in apprenticeships and work to engage new audiences with the cathedral. The project was completed in March 2015.
The Headley Trust
The Headley Trust is part of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts which is the operating office of 17 different independent grant-making trusts established by members of three generations of the Sainsbury family.