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  • Latest News

    Updates from the Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust

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  • Walmley

    The provision of accommodation for elderly residents of Sutton Coldfield remains the primary focus of the Trustees’ work and is as relevant today as in the past.

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  • Community Grants

    Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust has been in existence for nearly 500 years and offers a range of grant programmes to benefit Sutton Coldfield and its residents.

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  • Grants to Individuals

    Individuals in need, by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage, may apply.

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  • School Clothing Grants

    The Trust offers school clothing grants to low-income families who live in the former Borough of Sutton Coldfield and are in receipt of certain benefits.

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Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust only awards grants to applicants through direct communication with the Grants Manager (Organisations) or Almshouse Manager (Individuals).
School uniform Grants are subject to an Application Form. We do not award grants via social media pages nor do we send out emails requesting donations or personal information in return for funding.

We are now recruiting Trustees at Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust.
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Relief of Need

Relief of Need

For need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage.



Through grants to schools, colleges, libraries and other organisations supporting education.

Arts and Culture

Arts & Culture

The Trust continues to support the Arts, Culture, Heritage or Science in their widest sense.



Through the conservation of our built heritage and support to religious community work.



Grants are made to organisations that provide support and medical care to the residents of Sutton Coldfield.

The Community

The Community

The Trust is proud to contribute to a range of groups who work for the benefit of the community.


Amateur Sport

Through grants made to clubs in support of Sutton's strong sporting tradition which goes from strength to strength.


The Environment

Through support to allotments, parks and nature reserves within Sutton Coldfield's boundaries.

Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust

The Trust is an independent grant making charity that traces its roots back to Tudor times. Throughout a long history it has improved the lives of generations of people in Sutton Coldfield, particularly those in the greatest need. 


Enhancing the quality of life for all in Sutton Coldfield


The Trust aims to alleviate hardship and improve the quality of life for residents of the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield through the provision of housing and grant awards to support individuals and community organisations


Responsible; Inclusive; Caring; Transparent; Sustainable

What our values mean

Responsible applies to all matters including being a good employer, caring for the environment, protecting our assets and good governance.         

Inclusive relates to our operations, beneficiaries, staff and all those we work with; embracing equality, diversity and inclusion.

Caring reflects the helping nature of the Trust and its core purpose.

Transparent demonstrates our commitment to openness and sharing.

Sustainable ensures the Trust continues to make a lasting contribution and remains in good shape for the centuries ahead.


Information on the Trust’s Almshouses and the scale, scope and criteria for grants awarded can be found on the following pages together with the application processes. 

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More About Us

Learn about the Trust's history, Trustees and staff. Download our Annual Review and Accounts.

Who We Help

We provide Almshouses and make grants to individuals and organisations in Sutton Coldfield.

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Annual Review

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