How to apply

Before you apply check if you are eligible.

We do not have a formal application procedure.

  • Charities seeking support should apply in writing
  • Include in your letter:
    – details of the project
    – the amount you need
  • Post your letter to:
    Grants Administrator – The Oakley Charitable Trust
    10 St Mary’s Road
    Birmingham B17 0HA
  • You cannot apply by email.

What happens next?

Generally our trustees meet in March, July and November.

If you are successful you should hear from us within two weeks of the meeting.

Whilst every application is carefully considered, for administrative reasons we are not able to reply to unsuccessful submissions and are unable to enter into further correspondence. We are unable to deal with any telephone enquiries.

Unsuccessful applicants can apply again the next year.

We do not make retrospective grants, so ensure your letter reaches us before the meeting.