Hertfordshire County Council

Local community groups and charities could get a funding boost from their local county councillor thanks to Hertfordshire County Council’s locality budget scheme. For more information on how to apply for funding under the scheme visit

 The Mayor's Community Trust Fund

Registration No 1138920

Funding applications from any organisations fostering a significant benefit for the people and community of Royston for a grant towards the setting up of a new project, capital scheme or help towards a special event or activity which will benefit the local community. Ten grants were awarded for the period between April 1st 2023 to 31st March 2024 ranging from £250 to £500, with recipients including the Royston Speak Out Club, Home Start, and the Royston Cricket Club.

Applications for this year's Mayors Community Trust Fund Awards are now closed and will re-open again in January 2025.  

Community Grants

The Council wishes to encourage, support and promote volunteer organisations, clubs, groups and charities within Royston for the benefit of the Town.

The Grant Scheme is for grants of a value up to £500. Applications are considered four times per year in June, September, January and March at Full Council meetings. 

The closing dates for this year are: 

2nd June 2023, 1st September 2023, 29th December 2023, 1st March 2024

Please follow these links for the Community Grants Policy and a Community Grant application form or you can collect a form and details from the Town Council Offices, Town Hall, Melbourn Street, Royston, SG8 7DA. Please return the completed form and supporting documents to



The Leete Charity Trust

Registration No 311084

Royston Town Council is the sole Trustee of The Leete Charity Trust and members serve on the committee to administer the fund. The Charity provide grants towards further education for students who live in or attend school in Royston.

The Leete Charity Trust application form can be downloaded here or you can collect a form and details from the Town Council Offices, Town Hall, Melbourn Street, Royston, SG8 7DA.

 The Brian Leslie Racher Charitable Trust

Registered Charity No 1108727

The activities are to promote any charitable purpose for the benefit of the inhabitants of the parish boundaries of Royston and two miles from the parish St John the Baptist, Royston.  

 Download the BLRCT Main Grant Application Form or the BLRCT Individual Grant Application Form here.  


William Lee Charity

 Registered Charity No 210482

This is a local charity to help students at college and to give assistance to local poor. All applicants must be resident in Royston.

To apply, contact the clerk Mr D Jordan by phone 01763 241048 or post 2 Heathfield, Royston, Herts, SG8 5BW.