We give grants to projects and groups that help to improve quality of life for the people who live in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Each  year we have around £1 million to distribute with some funding 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 our grants can make the biggest difference to the local community:

  • Improve Health and Wellbeing
  • Create Postive Activities for Young People
  • Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation
  • Protect and Support Vulnerable Communities
  • Provide Support During a Time Crisis

To be considered for funding, your activity should meet at least one of the above priority themes.

Who can apply for a grant?

We primarily fund local non-profit making community groups and organisations. Other non-profit organisations are welcome to apply as long as the project/initiative is focused and based within Stratford-upon-Avon. You don’t have to live in the town 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 Stratford Town Trust 2018 Funding Guidelines - FINAL document to get tips on making a successful application. If you have any questions, please call our Engagement Team on. Tel 01789 207114.
  2. Check the closing dates and make sure you will be applying in good time before your project starts.
  3. Complete the application form and return by email: or post to: Grants, Stratford Town Trust, 14 Rother Street, Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 6LU.

When can I apply?

  • Fast-Track Grants

Fast-Track Grants can be submitted at any time for applicants looking for £2,000 or less.

  • Main Grant and Multi-Year Funding

Our main grants round runs twice a year and applications are invited during February and September 2018 and should be received no later than 28th February  or 28th September. There is no restriction on the amount which can be applied for (although applicants should note we typically allocate in total around £1 million each year). Multi-Year Funding applicants are required to complete and return an Expression of Interest (EOI) Form which will be assessed and qualifying applicants will then  be invited to submit a full application. EOIs must be returned by  15th September 2018 to be considered in Round 2.

Round 2 2018 -  applicants  will receive a decision in Mid November. Applications for Multi Year Funding or more than £50,000 will receive a decision by the end of November.

Funding and Development Support

Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action (WCAVA) are able to provide information, advice and support with your application to us and other funders. They can also support other aspects of your organisation or community group. Contact Verity Thompson, WCAVA's Funding and Group Development Officer on 01926 413618 or email