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 in discretionary grants, with some funding already committed to multi-year projects and grants awarded earlier in the year.

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.

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 Positive Activities for Young People
  • Reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation
  • Protect and Support Vulnerable Communities
  • Provide Support During a Time of Crisis

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

Our first main grants round of 2019 is open between January 28th – March 8th, when we welcome applications from across the community.

Applications for our Fast-Track grants, for funding up to £1,500, also open on January 28th and can then be applied for throughout the year. 

We look forward to hearing from all our local charities and groups but are particularly interested to hear from those with innovative ideas based around our key themes, as detailed above.

We are especially keen to invite applications from groups and charities that haven’t connected with us before and would like support for initiatives that promote and champion partnership working, bring like-minded groups together to strengthen ambition and, by working together, reach wider and more diverse sections of our community.

Please read more on our Types of Grants, Application Guidance and then Apply!