We operate four grant schemes:
- Main Grants
- Multi-Year Funding Grants
- Fast-Track Grants
- Grants for Individuals
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 12 months (although there is some flexibility).
Our main grants rounds run twice a year and are now closed for 2019. Our next main grant round will open early in 2020.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01789 207114
Multi-Year Funding Grants
We currently support 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. As part of the development of our next strategic plan, we will review our approach to multi-year funding and will announce details in 2020.
Please contact us for more information. E: email@example.com or call 01789 207108 / 207114
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.
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