Governance and Administration

The Steel Charitable Trust is a grant-giving trust, registered as an unincorporated charity with the Charity Commission for England and Wales as number 272384.

Current Trustees

Mrs Wendy E. Bailey: appointed as a Trustee on 25th November 2008
Dr M. Natalie P. Briggs: appointed as a Trustee on 25th November 2008
Mr Philip C. Lawford: appointed as a Trustee on 25th November 2008; Philip is the current Chairman
Mr Nicholas E.W. Wright: appointed as a Trustee on 15th September 1976. A Trustee from the beginning, Nicholas served as the Trust’s Chairman for many years

The Board generally meets four times per year, usually in March, June, September and December.


The Trust employs a part-time Trust Manager, Isla Stanger, supported by certified accountant, Nick Panayi, as Finance Controller.

The office is usually staffed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, but this does occasionally change depending on operational need during the application cycle.

Our most recent audited accounts can be viewed here.

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