We operate four grant schemes:

  • Main Grants
  • Multi-Year Funding Grants
  • Fast-Track Grants
  • Grants for Individuals

Main Grants

Main grant funding is available to applicants seeking over £1,500 for activities and projects to support the residents of Stratford upon Avon town. Typically these would run for a period of less than 12months (although there is some flexibility). Our main grants rounds run twice a year.

 Round 1: is now closed

Round 2: Open 17 July – 13 September, 2019.

There is no restriction on the amount which can be applied for (although applicants should note we typically allocate in total around £1million a year in discretionary funding). Applications for more than £40k should be discussed with us prior to submission. Please contact us for more information. E: engagement@stratfordtowntrust.co.uk  or call  01789 207114

Multi-Year Funding Grants

We are committed to supporting organisations with funding for up to three consecutive years for projects which impact on two or more of our funding priorities and will bring about significant change by responding to the longer-term needs of Stratford upon Avon town communities. In 2019 we are inviting Expressions of Interest for multiyear grants in Round Two which is open for applications from 17 July – 17:00 on 13 September 2019.

As part of our grant making approach, we invite any organisations interested in applying to contact James McHugh, Grants Manger, for an initial conversation. Following this we will provide an Expression of Interest form. This is to help identify suitability and determine how your project may fit with our priorities. Following submission of this form we will invite organisations with suitable ideas to apply for multiyear funding or advise to apply to our broader, single-year, grants round if applicable.

Expressions of Interest  must be received by 17:00 on 7 August 2019

Please contact us for more information. E: james.mchugh@stratfordtowntrust.co.uk  or call 01789 207108 / 207114

Fast-Track Grants

Fast Track grants are up to £1,500 and usually receive a decision within 10 working days, providing all supporting information has been supplied. Fast Track applications can be submitted at any time throughout the year.

Only one application per organisation will be considered in 2019 irrespective of grant type.


The Trust can only fund projects that support Stratford upon Avon town residents. To check if the beneficiaries of your project are eligible please use our postcode checker:   https://www.stratfordtowntrust.co.uk/funding/how-to-apply/ 

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.

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