The Steel Charitable Trust is a grant-making trust supporting general charitable purposes. It is the policy of the Trustees to make grants to a wide range of charitable bodies, including those mentioned in the Deed of Settlement.
Grants are made primarily to registered charities in the UK within the following funding areas:
* Arts and Culture * Education
* Environment * Disadvantaged
note that the Trust does not fund individuals, expeditions or any entity registered or incorporated outside the United Kingdom.
The total level of grants is expected to be £1,000,000 per annum of which approximately 30% will be made to organisations in the Luton and Bedfordshire area. Grants are generally made as single payments between £1,000 and £25,000.
The Trust receives many more applications than it has funds to support. Prospective applicants should be aware that less than 20% of the applications received are successful. In many cases it may not be possible even to make grants for projects within the funding priorities.
applicants must complete the online application form. There is no
deadline for applications and all will be acknowledged. The Trustees generally meet
in February, May, August and November. At these meetings, having reviewed all applications received in the previous three months, the Trustees approve the grants to be made to the successful applicants. All successful applicants will be notified by email and
will be required to provide written confirmation of the details of the
project or work for which they are seeking a grant. Payment is then made in the following month.
with the Data Protection Act 1998, applicants are required to consent
to the use of personal data supplied by them in the processing and review
of their application. This includes transfer to and use by such individuals
and organisations as the Trust deems appropriate. The Trust requires
the assurance of the applicant that personal data about any other individual
is supplied to the Trust with his/her consent. At the point of submitting
an online application, applicants are asked to confirm this consent
list of recent grants made is available in the Trust's