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Steel Charitable Trust

Grants are available to registered charities in the UK working in the areas of arts and heritage, education, environment, health, or social and economic disadvantage.

Fund Information

Funding body: The Steel Charitable Trust

Maximum value: Discretionary

Minimum value: £ 10,000

Application deadline: 20/10/2021


The Steel Charitable Trust is a grant-making trust supporting general charitable purposes. The Steel Charitable Trust was established in 1976 by Mr Walter Reginald Steel and Mrs Marjorie Steel.

D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

Grants are available for UK registered charities working in the UK in the areas of advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare, and improvement or protection of the environment. 

Fund Information

Funding body: D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

Maximum value: £ 6,000

Minimum value: £ 500

Application deadline: 13/10/2021

Breath of Life Fund

Funding body: Community Foundation for Staffordshire

Maximum value: £ 2,000

Minimum value: Discretionary

Application deadline: 03/11/2021


Breath of Life has funded research and provided equipment and facilities to lung disease patients in North Staffordshire since 1997.

Enterprise Development Programme

Income from trading is vitally important to organisations. It generates unrestricted funding that can cover core costs and provides greater financial freedom and flexibility. With that in mind we have designed a programme to enable organisations to get their enterprise ideas off the ground and generate income from selling their products or services.

We appreciate it’s not relevant for all Mental Health VCSEs. However, if your organisation falls into one of the following categories, the programme could be really well placed to help:

Aspire Fund - New fund launching for Staffordshire!

HiB is a major supplier to UK and Irish Bathroom Retailers and is a market leader in innovative bathroom products such as mirrors, cabinets, lighting and furniture. HiB are passionate about making a difference to the local community and have partnered with The Community Foundation to administer their grant programme. The programme provides funding to small community and voluntary groups across Staffordshire.


Philip Bates Trust

Grant for individuals, voluntary and community organisations undertaking projects that encourage and develop artistic interests in young people in the UK, with particular interest in activities taking place in the West Midlands.

Maximum value: £ 500

Minimum value: Discretionary

Application deadline: 30/09/2021

Objectives of Scheme

The Trust aims to advance the education of young people under the age of 25 in the arts by:

The provision of awards to encourage and support their pursuit of creative and artistic achievement.

Matrix Causes Fund

Grants are available to UK charitable organisations promoting access to justice, equality of opportunity or sustainability.

Maximum value: £ 9,000

Minimum value: Discretionary

Application deadline: 11/10/2021


The Matrix Causes Fund is a charitable fund administred by Matrix Law and has committed over £1 million since 2003 to national and international charitable causes.

This is a restricted fund which means the Fund can only support organisations with charitable status.

Allen Lane Foundation

Grants are available to small registered charities, voluntary groups and charitable organisations in the UK for work that makes a difference to people's lives as opposed to simply alleviating the symptoms or current problems and should aim to reduce isolation, stigma and discrimination.

Fund Information

Maximum value: £ 15,000

Minimum value: £ 500

Application deadline: None specified

Co-op Community Dividend Fund


Grants are available for not-for-private profit organisation to support local causes and make a positive difference across the central region of England.

Fund Information

Funding body: Central England Co-operative

Maximum value: £ 5,000

Minimum value: £ 100

Application deadline: 30/09/2021


The Community Dividend Fund is administered by the Central England Co-operative.