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Project information

The High Sheriff Fund

The High Sheriff Fund was started by Lord Frances Stafford to enable grants to be given to local community groups within the county of Staffordshire.

As with his predecessor, Richard Haszard, the current High Sheriff, Ian Dudson CBE, DL, is continuing this tradition.


Charity information: Staffordshire Community Foundation

Staffordshire Community Foundation logo
  • Need


    Disadvantage of any sort throughout the county of Staffordshire.


    Any money raised for the High Sheriff Fund is placed into an endowment fund, which is then invested. Each year the interest from the fund is given away as a small grants programme to community groups based in Staffordshire who are working in their community.

    The current High Sheriff, Ian Dudson CBE, DL, is walking the canals of Staffordshire, along with volunteers, to raise money through donations and sponsorship.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To alleviate disadvantage throughout Staffordshire.


    » Distribute Grants to community based organisations throughout Staffordshire.

    What success will look like

    Community groups who are awarded a grant from the High Sheriff Fund are given the opportunity to partake in publicity.

  • Impact


    Smaller community groups will thrive, having a source of funding available to them. It avoids them having to compete with larger national and regional charities for funding.


    All investments are made under Charity commission guidelines. The fund will be around forever, it can never be dissolved.


    Each High Sheriff is involved in making the decisions as to which projects are supported, backed by the extensive local knowledge of the Staffordshire Community Foundation.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £100,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £100,000 Investment for grants All money is invested to generate grants for the community.
  • Background


    Anywhere in the county of Staffordshire.


    The local population and inhabitants of Staffordshire.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Staffordshire Community Foundation works throughout Staffordshire, distributing grants from government, statutory bodies and national funders such as Comic Relief. Due to our local connections it means we can work in the community and are aware of local difficulties and problems, as well as local deprivation.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    The Staffordshire Community Foundation

    The organisation itself has staff and trustees that are familiar with all areas of the county and various aspects of community work.