A participatory grant maker – genuinely working with the broader community and bringing them into our decision making and leadership work.
An empowering organisation – building skills, capacity, and raising aspirations across our community
A grant maker with a human approach that is centred on the aspirations and hopes of the community and assets present (sometimes unrealised!) across our community
A grant maker that understands its reach and data to make better decisions around:
Who and what is funded
Geographic hot and cold spots with a bespoke approach in engagement
Themes and trend analysis to understand how our funding is evolving
An organisation that champions and celebrates diversity. We will commit to inclusive funding practise in how and what we fund.
Through Community Engagement and relationship building we commit to:
Championing our Community Hub in person and digitally.
Creating meaningful and sustained relationships with our beneficiaries
Maintain direct engagement with our members
Provide a positive experience for Guild Chapel visitors and volunteers.
Enabling widest possible access to our green spaces, Church Lane Allotments, Rowley Fields and The Lench Meadows
Being a thoughtful and considerate landlord for our commercial tenants.
Through our commitment to Placemaking we will:
Be an advocate by actively promoting place making to other delivery partners in sharing examples and demonstrating the wider benefits to the community and the town
Work with partners and the community to deliver and sustain place making initiatives to targeted neighbourhoods within Stratford-upon-Avon
Prioritise work in our green spaces, Rowley Fields, Church Lane Allotments and The Lench Meadows to promote people's health, happiness, and well-being
Enable place making through our discretionary grant making by allocating a percentage of funding each year to localised/neighbourhood centred grass roots initiatives
Work with others including Stratford District Council, Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Royal Shakespeare Company and Stratforward to curate a town centre offer that is sustainable, relevant and unique