Apply for a Grant

Please select from the options below to apply for a grant with The Consolidated Charity of Burton upon Trent. All forms are available for completion online or as a printable download.

Data Protection Statement

' It is part of the Trustees’ responsibilities to ensure that grant applicants are suitably qualified under the terms of the charity’s governing document.

The personal data supplied to the Charity and other information relating to the application will be held on file. Some details may be checked with relevant organisations since the charity reserves the right to investigate and verify what you write in this form, but no details will be disclosed for any inappropriate purpose. You may have access to your personal information on request.'

All grants are at the discretion of the Charity's Trustees.


The bursary scheme aims to help undergraduate students resident in the Charity's area of benefit with the costs associated with studying for a university degree.

The schools and colleges included in the bursary scheme are Abbot Beyne School, Burton & South Derbyshire College, De Ferrers Specialist Technology College, John Taylor High School, Paget High School, Paulet High School, Blessed Robert Sutton Catholic Sports College, and Derby Grammar School.

Each bursary award is currently £500 per annum for three years. Care should be taken when submitting applications as the current policy of the Charity is to award a maximum of 40 bursaries a year and competition is fierce.

The Bursary scheme for 2022 is now Closed


The Scheme will reopen in January 2023 for students attending their first year of a degree course in 2023



The Charity awards grants to individuals for a variety of other purposes including;

•Further education and vocational training
•Organised opportunities for personal development
•Sports activities
•Arts scholarships

The maximum grant available is £300 in any one year. However individuals may make further applications in subsequent years.


Numerous organisations such as churches, registered charities and voluntary groups request help towards various projects, each of significant importance to these bodies and to the residents of the Charity’s area of benefit and are considered at Main Committee meetings in March and September.

Please ensure you enclose the organisations most recent set of accounts or management accounts if applicable, the organisations governing document, rules or constitution and two quotations for the items required from local companies if possible.

Some organisations that ask for help operate outside the Charity’s area of benefit, but still provide vital help or services for the residents within the area of benefit. Grants made to such organisations are calculated on a proportionate basis.

A grant monitoring system is in place to ensure that all applications are for the public benefit and that monies awarded are properly used for the purposes specified in the application.

The Consolidated Charity Organisation Emergency Fund 2018

Please contact us for further information about the Emergency Organisation Fund 2017.

Emergency Organisation Fund Applications are now Closed.


Relief in Need

The scheme operates to help those in financial need with help to purchase essential items such as;

•Cookers, fridge freezers and washing machines
•Carpets, furniture and bedding
•Mobility aids
•School uniforms

Please note: Argos is no longer a recommended supplier.

The Consolidated Charity of Burton upon Trent does not award grants to clear debt.

Applications must be supported by a support worker or other suitable professional (eg Social Worker, Local Councillor, Probation Officer, Tenancy Support Worker, Health Visitor). The letter of support should contain a detailed reason why the applicant needs assistance and should clearly state the items that are needed. The letter must be on headed paper and signed by the person supporting the application.