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The Fund for Healing, Repair and Justice

A seed for growth and change

In 2023, the Church Commissioners for England published a report into its historic links to African chattel enslavement. In penitence and hope, the Church Commissioners proposed a fund to address a legacy of racialised inequality that scars the lives of billions to this day.

The Church Commissioners appointed an independent Oversight Group to make their recommendations on how the fund should be used. This group is acutely aware that the crimes against humanity rooted in enslavement have caused damage so vast it will require patient effort spanning generations to address. They believe this fund represents a start to breaking the chains of discrimination.

The Oversight Group has a bold vision for the £100m Fund for Healing, Repair and Justice which they would like to see grow to £1bn and act as a catalyst for real change.

A seed for growth and change


The Oversight Group made 41 recommendations on the Church Commissioners’ steps to righting past wrongs. Their aspiration is for the fund to start operating later in 2024.

We believe that, like the mustard seed of the parable, the fund will grow from small beginnings towards an expansive future, inspiring imitation and constructive atonement for enduring evils.

Bishop Rosemarie Mallett, Chair of The Oversight Group

The Oversight Group

This group is independent of the Church Commissioners for England. Its purpose is to propose objectives and a structure for the 100m Fund for Healing, Repair and Justice.


The Full Report

For a transparent account of The Oversight Group’s project, guiding principles, objectives and processes, read their report in full.



The fund’s recommendations were informed by a questionnaire that gathered global perspectives on potential areas of investment.