The Trust office remains closed but administration carries on normally from home. Please do not leave any phone messages or send hard copies of anything through the post. Digital copies may be emailed to the Trust Manager.
The effect of COVID-19 on the operations of the Trust is minimal, but it continues to receive more than double the number of applications it did before COVID. This means the success rate is much reduced and is currently running at just under 5%.
Following its initial response to the pandemic, the Trust has now resumed a ‘business as usual’ approach to grants in terms of procedures and timescales, which are detailed in the Grants menu.
Special arrangements for Luton-based applicants seeking grants of £5,000 or less
The Trust is a contributor to the Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation’s (BLCF) Stability Fund. For that reason, Luton-based applicants seeking funding of £5,000 or less should apply to the BLCF first. If such an application is unsuccessful, then you may apply to The Steel Charitable Trust.
Luton-based applicants seeking funding of more than £5,000 may apply to The Steel Charitable Trust in the normal way.
Last updated: 14 March 2021