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 £2 million to distribute in discretionary grants. We consider applications from charities – local and national, constituted voluntary community groups and organisation, Community Interest Companies (CIC) limited by guarantee and statutory organisations for certain projects.

Only one full application per organisation will be considered in 2021 irrespective of grant type.

You don’t have to live in the town to apply for a grant, but your project/activities must be charitable and benefit people who live in the town. Please check if the beneficiaries of your project are eligible by using our postcode checker:

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What can I apply for?


Fast Track Grants

Fast Track grants are up to £1,000 and usually receive a decision within 10 working days, providing all supporting information has been supplied. If you have any questions, please contact James or Catherine at applications@stratfordtowntrust.co.uk



Grants for Individuals

In addition to the funding distributed through our main grants rounds, the Trust works with several local organisations to support Stratford town residents who are suffering hardship. Through the Citizens Advice South Warwickshire the Trust provides small, one-off grants for such things as bedding, furniture, clothing, heating appliances and white goods such as microwaves and fridges. Please call 0300 330 1183 to discuss your eligibility under this scheme.

Main grant round funding for groups and organisations 

Our main grant round  funding, for applications over £1,000,  is now closed for 2021.  We will be announcing  our funding for 2022 before the end of the year. Fast Track applications for up to £1,000 remain open.

If you have any questions, please email our Grant Manager, James McHugh: applications@stratfordtowntrust.co.uk



Non-Discretionary Grants

As well as our discretionary grant-giving, under the terms of the original Royal Charter that created what is now the Stratford Town Trust, we’re also required to make regular grants to each of the following organisations:

  • King Edward VI School
  • The Vicar of Holy Trinity Church
  • The Almshouses in Church Street
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