Grants available for charities or community projects

Staffordshire Charitable Trust

The next round of Staffordshire Charitable Trust is open until 29th August 2016 For grants between £100 and £500

The Staffordshire Charitable Trust has a long history of making small grants to community and voluntary based organisations around Staffordshire. Grant recipients may be highly specialised voluntary organisations or more generalised groups, such as groups for the elderly, young or disabled.

You can apply for a grant from this fund if you:

Are a Registered Charity

Are a voluntary or community organisation

Operate in Staffordshire

Have an annual income of £25,000 or less

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People Power Fund

The money has been made available to:

• improve community safety;
• reduce crime and disorder; and
• increase public confidence

With the support of the local Community Safety Partnership (CSP), community based organisations, either solely or in collaboration with others can make an application.

The Commissioner is keen to support locally driven community safety and reassurance activities.
These could range from the provision of positive activities for young people with the aim of reducing anti-social behaviour (ASB) in a local community, mentoring programmes for targeted groups in a community through to funding reassurance activities and respect events in specific areas.

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High Sheriff Fund

The next round of High Sheriff Fund is open until December 2016 For grants between £100 and £500

The High Sheriff Fund provides small grants, for small community groups, with a specific need. Time sensitive applications may be considered outside of the usual panel dates, or in the case of an emergency.

What can be funded:

Groups should be working to relieve poverty or disadvantage


Be working to provide a service that would otherwise be realistically unobtainable

Your annual income should be less than £15,000

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Bishop Stamer Fund

The next round of Bishop Stamer Fund is open until 31st August 2016 For grants between £100 and £25,000

“The object of the fund shall be the relief of sickness by supporting the provision of nursing, convalescent and rest facilities and the promotion of healthy living with a preference for helping the aged and/or infirm of the North Staffordshire area.”
The Bishop Stamer Fund has two separate funding strands.  One is focused on individuals and the other on community groups, voluntary groups and in some cases statutory agencies. Grants from this scheme are available to people or organisations in North Staffordshire, (including Stoke on Trent, the borough of Newcastle under Lyme and the Staffordshire Moorlands district).  The panel of donor advisor’s may, at their discretion, consider applications from outside of this area.

Grants for Organisations
These grants will be awarded to organisations who provide facilities or services for the elderly and infirm.  The aim is to enhance the provision of service and to help make organisations more efficient or to improve the scope of their provision.
There are 2 separate strands to the community grants portion – the first strand is for grants up to £5000.  The second is for grants between £5001 and £25,000.

Grants for Individuals
Small grants are made on an individual basis to older, (50+), and /or infirm individuals who are in need of support to help them or their carers to provide specific facilities.The maximum award made for this part of the scheme is £500.
Please call us for more information.

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