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.

Applications for Round 1 of 2019 will be open between:

Monday January 28th – Friday March 8th.

Please check back for more information in January.

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). 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 seek to respond to the longer-term needs of Stratford upon Avon town communities. PLEASE NOTE that the Trust is not inviting Multi-Year funding applications in the Round 1 process.   Please contact us for more information. E: engagement@stratfordtowntrust.co.uk  or call  01789 207114

Fast-Track Grants

Fast Track grants are up to £1,500 to deliver projects and initiatives and applicants usually receive  a decision within 10 working days. Fast Track applications will also open on Monday 28 January 2019 and can then be applied for at any time throughout the year. Please check back for more information in January.


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/ 

Also please note that in 2019 the Trust will only consider one application per organisation or group irrespective of the application type.  

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