Apply for a grant

We give discretionary grants to projects and groups that help the people of the town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Each  year we have around £1 million to distribute with some already committed to multi-year projects and grants awarded earlier in the year.

What kind of projects could I get a grant for?

We’ve identified five key priorities where we believe our grants can make the biggest difference to the local community:

  • Welfare and wellbeing
  • Strengthening communities
  • Young people
  • Poverty
  • The Elderly

You’re more likely to receive a grant if your project tackles one of these key priorities. You can find out more about our key priorities here and download our Charitable Objectives here.

If we make a grant award to your organisation, you will have to start the project within a year of the date on your grant offer letter or the grant award may be cancelled. You will have to accept the Trust's General Grant Conditions and any Special Conditions which the Trustees may decide to impose on your particular grant award. The Trust's General Grant Conditions can be seen  here: STT General Grant Conditions 2015

To find out which projects and groups have benefited from Stratford Town Trust funding so far, take a look at our grant stories.

Who can apply for a grant?

You don’t have to live in Stratford-upon-Avon to apply for a grant, but your project or group must benefit people who live in the town.  Those who study or work in the town can also benefit in certain circumstances.

See a map of the area the Town Trust covers

How do I apply for a grant?

  1. Start by reading the help page to get tips on making a successful application. If you have any questions, please call the Grants Team for advice. Tel 01789 2071114.
  2. Check the closing dates and make sure you will be applying in good time before your project starts.
  3. Complete the online application form

Main Round Closing Dates

To make our funding evenly available during the year, we have three main grant application rounds - please go to Types of Grants for more details.

Fast-Track Grants

We also award Fast Track Grants for applicants looking for £1,000 or less. Applications for these may be submitted at any time, with a decision usually made within 10 days.

Individuals facing hardship

The Town Trust funds help for individuals, which you can read about here.