Helping people in Oxfordshire

Feoffees’ Donations Policies

Important: Covid-19 update

In the light of the ongoing reduction in the Charities’ property income following the pandemic, the Feoffees of St Michael’s and All Saints’ Charities have made the difficult decision to pause accepting grant applications for the time-being whilst undertaking a strategic review. 

The Feoffees are keen to continue to support local charities and would welcome further applications next year when it is hoped the circumstances will have improved. 

Please refer back to this website for further updates.

There are five principal criteria, each of which should be satisfied by a successful applicant.
  1. Geographic: Any grant should support people in Oxfordshire either directly or through charitable organisations.
  2. Community benefit or relief of individual hardship: Any grant should support projects whose primary objective is to provide community benefit or the relief of individual hardship.
  3. Need: Where there is competition for resources, applicants should demonstrate a need for the support which cannot readily be satisfied elsewhere.
  4. Sustainability: Applicants should show that their projects are, or will in the medium term, become sustainable without reliance on the Feoffees’ funding.
  5. Making a difference: Grants, other than of a nominal amount, must be such that they make a difference to the recipient.