The Steel Charitable Trust – Rolling Grants

Deadline: 11/07/24
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Applications are taken all year for The Steel Charitable Trust’s rolling grants programme, which represents most of the Trust’s grant-giving.

Trustees meet quarterly to assess the applications and make awards. Details of cut-off and meeting dates are given on the pages that follow.

Applications for the rolling grants programme are welcome from all parts of the United Kingdom, as long as applicants meet the eligibility criteria.

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1. Organisation structure

Applications will only be considered from:

  • Charities, including CIOs, registered in any part of the United Kingdom
  • Exempt Charities as defined in schedule 3 of the Charities Act 2011 and their equivalent in Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • municipally-funded museums not included in schedule 3 of the Charities Act 2011

Your organisation may have more than one structure, i.e. be a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. As long as it is a registered charity, it is eligible.

Applications will not be considered from:

  • Individuals
  • Charities registered outside the UK
  • Charities that do not have one year of accounts behind them
  • Community Interest Companies or other company structures of a not-for-profit nature
  • Political parties

2. Organisation size

In all cases above, the applicant must have an annual turnover of over £50,000 (defined as 100% of charitable income plus proceeds from any trading income).

3. Organisation beneficiaries

Most grants are awarded to organisations whose beneficiaries are inside the UK, regardless of nationality, culture or ethnic origin. Trustees will consider applications for grants that benefit people living outside the UK but only if the charity that applies is registered in the UK.

Grant purposes, sizes and restrictions

1. Categories

Applications must be for charitable purposes that fall into one of the five core categories below; applications for purposes outside these categories are only permitted at the direct invitation of a Trustee:

Arts and Heritage
Social or Economic Disadvantage

2. Priority focus areas

There are no focus areas within the categories of Arts and Heritage, Education or Environment.

3. Grant size

The minimum grant size is £10,000. Awards of more than £25,000 are rare. A follow-up report, the scale of which is commensurate with the size of the grant, is expected within 10 months of payment. Details will be provided to successful applicants.

Grants are usually made as single payments. In some cases, larger grants are awarded in instalments, payable over a period of years, usually on the condition that satisfactory progress reports are submitted at regular intervals.

NOTE: Charitable organisations from, or operating in, Luton and Bedfordshire, that seek a grant of under £10,000 should check the Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation’s website for suitable assistance.

4. Restrictions

There are no restrictions on the type of funding for which applicants may apply, and Trustees will consider contributions towards core costs and capital works as well as specific projects.

Only two exceptions are imposed on the purpose for which a grant may be used:

  • no expeditions
  • no active promotion of religion

However, this does not exclude, for example, an eligible religious organisation from applying for work that is not religious in nature, such as providing a food bank or maintaining an historic building.

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Deadline: 11/07/24
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