Charity & Community

Through Charles’s work as a Borough Councillor and involvement with RICS matrics, he has been able to help Charities and Community projects for many years.

From 2011, as a Borough Councillor in Cheshire West & Chester, he has received a Member’s budget, initially of £10,000 per annum but this was reduced to £5,000 per annum in 2016 by the new Labour administration. Details of the projects funded since 2011 can be found here:

During his service with RICS matrics, Charles was involved with helping a number of Charities and Community projects, including raising £6,050 for the NMC in Winsford in 2002.

Charity donation to NMC in Winsford

Since 2004, Charles has organised the annual Crowton Church Raffle which raises on average £1,500 per annum for Church & School projects.

Charles Fifield with Graham Evans MP at the 2010 Crowton Fete

Details of potential funding sources can be found below but please note these sources will often have strict criteria on both what and who they can fund:

BIG Lottery Fund: Funding Finder

Cheshire Community Action: Grants & Funding Page 

Cheshire Community Foundation: Grants page

Cheshire West & Chester Council: Funding and Grants

Rural Services Network: Funding Opportunities Digest

Heritage Lottery Fund: Heritage Fund Applications

National Churches Trust: Grants Programme

Historic Cheshire Churches Preservation Trust: Grant Applications

Sport England: Funding Page

Football Foundation: Football Facilities Grants

WREN (Arpley & Gowy landfill): FCC community action fund

Garfield Weston Foundation:  Garfield Weston

Bright Life Fund: Funding

Rank Foundation: Pebble Grants

Armed Forces Covenant Fund inc. Veterans: Covenant Fund  

Peoples Postcode Trust (human rights / combating discrimination / poverty prevention): Postcode Grants

Postcode Community Trust (Health & well being / arts & physical recreation / reducing isolation): Community Grants

Postcode Local Trust (Green space / environment / open space access): Local Grants

Ecclesiastical insurance Movement for Good: Local Grants

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation: TCF Grants

Masonic Charitable Fund: MCF Grants

Clothworkers Foundation: Open Grants

Tudor Trust for marginal communities: TT Grants

William & Jane Morris Fund for pre-1896 features: Church Conservation Grants

Architectural Heritage Fund for Historic Buildings: Grants

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust: Rural Grants 

Blue Spark Foundation for Children & Young People: BSF Grants

Family Fund Trust for Families with Disabled or seriously ill Children: Family Fund

Variety: The Children’s Charity: Variety Grants

Alan Dickson Trust for young volunteers: AD Grants

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust: AHP Grants

Ford Britain Trust – Ford Grants

Groundwork – Community Spirit: Community Grants

Arts Council England: Arts & Culture Grants

Yapp Charitable Trust for running costs of charities: Yapp Grants

Esmee Fairburn Foundation for grants to existing charities: EFF Grants

Power to Change: Support for Community Business: PtC Grants

War Memorials Trust (existing only): Grants

(Factsheet on New War Memorials)