Investing in communities


Charities facing a funding crisis due to coronavirus are encouraged to apply to us through this programme under the ‘stabilising’ theme.


Colyer-Fergusson Trust believes that locally focussed organisations are often best placed to deliver flexible, responsive and direct support to the most vulnerable people in society.  It also recognises that charitable organisations and their beneficiaries have been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. In response, the Trust has remodelled this grants’ programme so that it can meet its original aims, whilst also helping charities facing unprecedented challenges.  The programme has two strands:

  • Stabilising: providing grants for basic running/core costs or any costs associated with meeting the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Extending: providing one-off grants to help develop and strengthen local, grassroots organisations.

Visit our Recent Grants page for examples of grants made under this programme. 

Download the programme guidance material – revised March 2020
Download the questions and prepare your application in advance
Apply online

Please note:  priority will be given to applications requesting grants to help charities remain sustainable in the face of the coronavirus [Covid-19] pandemic.