The Cheadle Area Committee has agreed to reserve £50,000 from the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust to support voluntary groups for children and young people, young carers, addressing loneliness amongst children and young people, and supporting sports groups for people of all ages. The area of benefit as laid down in the objectives of the Trust is that of the former Cheadle and Gatley Urban District Council, which primarily covers the Cheadle and Gatley, Cheadle Hulme North, Cheadle Hulme South and Heald Green Wards. The plan attached shows the area of the former Cheadle and Gatley Urban District Council.
The Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust was formed from a Deed of Gift to the then Cheadle and Gatley Urban District Council in 1945 by Percy Hesketh Shiers. The Cheadle Area Committee acts as the Trustee for the Council.
The Area Committee has agreed the following guidelines for the
distribution of monies from the Trust:-
Invite applications for projects by voluntary and community groups in the area of the former Cheadle and Gatley Urban District Council, to include both enhancements of existing projects as well as new projects.
Usually award grants up to £1,000/£1,500 per organisation, but not exclude the submission of larger scale projects.
Attach a grant condition requiring the money to be spent on
residents within the Trust's area, even if the organisation
applying for the grant is located outside the area of benefit of
You can download a copy of the application form below.