The Steel Charitable Trust - General Fund

The Trust funds work under five priority categories of Arts & Heritage, Education, Environment, Heath, and Social or Economic Disadvantage.

Who can apply?

  • Registered charities in the UK
  • Organisations that have recently applied for charitable status in the UK
  • Exempt Charities such as recognised educational institutions and government or municipally funded museums
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs)
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs)

Grant amounts
Grants are generally between £2,500 and £25,000 and 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.

A follow-up report is expected within 10 months of payment from any applicant in receipt of an award of £20,000 or more.

Applicants may apply for support towards:

  • capital projects
  • specific projects
  • research programmes
  • core costs


  • Applications must be for charitable purposes that fall into one of the five core categories above.
  • Very few restrictions are imposed on the purpose for which a grant may be used; however, the Trust does not fund expeditions or projects that promote religion.

If you are seeking emergency funding for COVID-19 related activities please read the announcement page

For more information please visit the Trust website

Deadline: 31 July 2020 

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