Shortly after its foundation in November 1980, Jubilate Hymns Ltd was linked to the newly-formed Jubilate Hymns Charitable Trust, set up in May 1981, whose purpose has been to distribute its income (chiefly drawn from such of the company's profits as the directors agree to transfer to the Trust) 'among such charitable societies, objects, or purposes as the Trustees think fit.' They have a particular regard to developing the skills of 'writers and composers of Christian hymns and songs.'

The original Trustees were Michael Baughen, Michael Saward, Michael Perry and David Wilson. Michael Perry died in 1996. Michael Baughen and David Wilson resigned in 2001 and were replaced by Steve James and Noël Tredinnick.

The current Trustees are Martin Leckebusch, Steve James, and Noël Tredinnick.

In more recent years the Trust had become dormant, with Jubilate itself carrying out many of the activities the trust was initially created to support. It was in light of this that the new charity, the Song & Hymn Writers Foundation, was established in 2016.