What We Fund
We encourage a diverse range of applicants and we are keen to be involved in projects, both large and small, that are imaginative and to which we can make a significant contribution.
However, like many grant-giving Trusts, the income we have to distribute to charities has been reduced in the last year due to the impact of COVID-19. As a consequence we will have a particular focus to our grant giving in 2021 (see below) and will be making a smaller number of grants this year. We anticipate that most of our grants will be under £10,000, with only one or two larger grants.
See our funding criteria below, or view our Grants Paid pages for more information on current and past projects we have funded.
Charities and organisations applying to the Trust must be based in the six district councils of Gloucestershire (i.e. Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud, Tewkesbury, Cotswolds or Forest of Dean); or they must be engaged in a project that is of specific benefit to residents within the county.
If you are applying from a charity based outside Gloucestershire, we will want to see evidence of strong engagement with people and organisations in the county.
Focus for 2021:
Applications are considered in the following categories:
Applicants are asked to show they have considered:
The impact of your project on the environment;
For 2021 we are unlikely to support applications for routine repairs or for new capital projects unless there is a very strong argument that the project needs to happen this year.
If you still want to apply for funds for a new building, or to make alterations to an existing building, you need to note that SCT is supportive of measures which reduce running costs, improve a building's performance, and improve facilities for users/staff. Your application would need to give a full explanation of what measures you have considered on:
Organisations we will fund:
Donations are NOT given to:
A note on staff costs
Your application may include staff costs where they are required to deliver your project, but applicants will need to demonstrate how staff and core costs will be maintained beyond the grant funding.
Map of the geographical area we fund, including local authority boundaries:
If your organisation has a project that meets our funding criteria, you can submit a grant application online.
View our Grants Paid pages for a history of donations made and projects we have supported.
If you still need further clarification before proceeding with an application, please get in touch with us by telephone or email, using the 'Contact Us' link below.
A list of organisations working locally and nationally who may be able to offer funding or advice.
The Gloucestershire Gateway Trust supports community groups and charities in the GL10 postcode. To see if you could apply, visit their website.