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. 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.

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.

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 second main grants round of 2019 will open from 17 July – 13 September.

For multiyear grants (see guidance), Expressions of Interest  must be received by 17:00 on 7 August 2019.

Applications for our Fast-Track grants, for funding up to £1,500 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!