Funding for the Over 60’s
15th May 2019
Thanks to a substantial donation from The Chauncy Charity, we can continue offering grants specifically to support people in later life. If you are a charity, community or voluntary group supporting older people and are in need of funding for an event, project, equipment or activity, please consider making an application to us. We also welcome referrals from professionals for our hardship grants for individuals over the age of 60 who may be in financial difficulty. Applications for individuals can be for a variety of things including, but not limited to:
- essential household items such as a cooker, bed or washing machine
- special equipment for someone with a disability, limited mobility or additional need
- heating grants to help keep warm during the winter months
- essential items or enrichment activities that make a difference to the person’s welfare
Further information can be found in the grants section of our website.
Kicking off our 30th Anniversary Year with a ground-breaking partnership with Stevenage FC
Bruno delivers a knockout punch for the trust
Our annual black tie dinner and dance was an extraordinary evening with special guest Frank Bruno MBE and raised £35,156 beating all previous years.
Grant for The Red Shed Project
We recently provided a grant of £1,364 to The Red Shed Project to enable them to deliver new workshops for people caring for loved ones with dementia. The weekly sessions offer important respite for carers and help enhance their well-being.
Read our Summer Newsletter
Please take a look at our latest newsletter to see how we’ve been making a difference in your community.
JCA took on Rough Runner in aid of the Trust
On 7th September 2019, a team of volunteers from JCA Engineering came together to take part in the North London Rough Runner and raised over £1,400 for Stevenage Community Trust and Cancer Research UK. Thank you to everyone who took part or generously donated.
Simon’s cycle challenge raises over £50,000!
Simon Galbraith’s incredible cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats has raised an unbelievable £55,280.75 for Stevenage Community Trust. These donations will be used to provide a grant to Home-Start Hertfordshire to enable them to clear the waiting list of Stevenage families needing support. Our sincere thanks go to Simon for taking on this remarkable challenge and to everyone who generously donated.
Cycling for Stevenage, Simon Galbraith
Simon Galbraith, cycles 938 miles on behalf of Stevenage Community Trust to raise £45k for Home-Start Herts supporting every family on the Stevenage waiting list.
Is your organisation looking for funding?
Applications to our community grants programme are invited from local organisations including charities, community groups, sports clubs and schools who operate in Stevenage and the surrounding villages, or who provide support or services to those living here. Please see our grants page to read our latest guidelines and to download an application form.