Stevenage Community Trust awards grants to charitable organisations, community groups, schools and sports clubs as well as individuals and families across Stevenage and the surrounding villages of Aston, Benington, Cromer, Datchworth, Graveley, Knebworth, Little Wymondley, Old Knebworth, Walkern, Watton-at-Stone Weston, and Woolmer Green.
We are able to react quickly and efficiently to urgent cases of hardship to ensure help is available to those most in need. Applications for individuals and families in crisis are accepted throughout the year.
For groups and organisations, our grants committee meets quarterly to assess requests. Completed applications must be submitted on or before the 22nd June 2021 for consideration at our next meeting.
To apply for funding, please carefully read our latest guidelines before completing a grant application form.
For those affected by coronavirus (COVID-19), we have specific grants available from our ‘Stevenage Helps’ appeal fund for individuals and families in crisis and for charities, community groups and voluntary organisations in need of funding. For more information and to make an application, please visit our COVID-19 Crisis Grants page for individuals and families or our COVID-19 Community Grants page for charities and groups.
Please take a look at some of our successful applicants on our Who We’ve Helped page.
Stevenage Community Trust makes it possible for small groups to provide an enhanced experience to so many communities. The Trust provides opportunities for small groups to do big things. Stevenage Survivors Poetry Group
We are all so grateful for your help; we would have been in dire straits had it not been for your help. Gladstone Court Sheltered Housing
We have many children whose medical and emotional needs mean they are unable to go to the theatre. Your grant funded a touring pantomime bringing festive fun to the heart of our special school. We are very grateful for your generous support. Thank you for making this possible. Greenside School
Without this grant I can truly say we would not be able to carry on with the hard work with the children in Stevenage playing rugby. We cannot thank you enough. Stevenage Rugby Club
With the help of the grant from Stevenage Community Trust, we can now provide a safe environment for all the children who attend the centre. TRACKS Autism
I would like to thank you so much for my heating allowance. I am 93 and live on my own. I suffer from pain and feel the cold so much. I live on my pension and have to be so careful. Thanks again I do appreciate it. Mrs E
I am an 86 year old widow with mobility issues and various health conditions exacerbated by the cold weather. Thanks to your grant I can continue to stay warm this winter. Mrs M
The grant enabled 17 children to enjoy a Christmas party with their non-resident parent in a friendly, supported environment. It is hoped that the party will allow the parent and child to build and maintain their relationship to the benefit of the child’s development. Stevenage Child Contact Centre
A really big thank you for your incredibly generous gift. After a very difficult year I’ve been on a slow but steady road back up. The laminate flooring means I can very easily use my wheelchair to move around. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. I won’t forget your kindness. Miss H