Strand Parishes Trust, an endowed grant-making charity, was formed in 2007, following the amalgamation of earlier well established charities from the ancient parishes of St Mary le Strand and St Clement Danes.
Map showing the boundaries of the City of Westminster and
the area within which we make grants.
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The aims of the Trust today are to honour the obligation to the original benefactors and which were reflected in those earlier charities, mainly the relief of need and the advancement in life for people resident in Westminster. This is achieved by the award of grants, both for individuals and for organisations.
The Charity tries to help all those in need in Westminster and those who need assistance to advance in life, providing the eligibility criteria have been met. Grants are awarded on a one-off basis at the discretion of the Trustees.
Whilst the emphasis of the Trust’s work is to benefit Westminster residents, grants can be made to homeless individuals in hostels and other temporary accommodation – or to organisations who seek to assist homeless people.
For more information on ancient charities which were amalgamated to form Strand Parishes Trust please go to the History page.
Despite the increasing wealth of the country at large and the efforts of many to change the situation, it remains a fact that poverty and deprivation continues in our society. The City of Westminster is not immune to this and, indeed, recent statistics show that the borough contains many areas where people are disadvantaged through poverty, ill-health,unemployment, lack of opportunity or lack of education. There is, therefore, a continuing need to assist those in need.
Fortunately the proud tradition of charitable giving continues to this day and in the spirit of maintaining that philosophy the Trustees of Strand Parishes Trust are dedicated to manage their investments in such a way as to maximize the level of grant-making and to preserve their ability to continue awarding grants in future years.