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SARH C.A.R.E.S Foundation

Stafford and Rural Homes has a rich history of raising funds for worthy local causes and in 2018 has established its own C.A.R.E.S Foundation. The C.A.R.E.S Foundation was formed to support projects and groups in and around the Stafford Borough that help some of the most vulnerable in the community including those who are affected by Homelessness, social isolation or severe hardship. The SARH C.A.R.E.S Foundation welcomes bids from community projects and groups for up to £500 through the application form below. The donation is not automatically granted and will go through a process before being awarded, this is detailed below. If you have any further enquiries please email

Please note: we are not currently accepting bids to the CARES Foundation.

How We Are Run

The SARH People Group control the C.A.R.E.S Foundation. This group of staff members meet on a monthly basis to assess all applications and make grants to community groups/ projects where appropriate. The SARH CARES Ambassador, awarded each September to an outstanding member of staff, chairs this group and has any final decisions.

How to Apply

Please note: we are not currently accepting bids to the CARES Foundation.

Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions of the SARH C.A.R.E.S Foundation can be downloaded here.

Grants awarded to date

WHYCH Group – £500

Staffordshire Women’s Aid – £250

Stafford and District Stroke Club – £500

Stafford Brigades Youth Marching Bands – £450

Oak Tree Farm Rural Project – £300

Rising Brook Community Church – £240

Stone Community Hub – £300

Highfields Community Group – £300

The Youth Net @ Doxey Hub – £500

Staffordshire Independent Neurological Group – £500

Stafford Versus Arthritis – £300

Past Fundraising

In 2017 we raised over £2,200 in cash and donated over 1,850 items worth an estimated £2,300 for local food banks and homelessness charities. In 2016 we raised £3,000 for A Child Of Mine. The organisation supports bereaved parents and was founded by local mum Gayle Routledge who lost her own son to a rare form of childhood cancer. In 2015 we supported Eclipse Child Bereavement Service, raising £3,300 through a number of staff and customer events. Eclipse is an organisation that provides bereavement support to children who have lost a loved one. In 2014 SARH employees and customers raised over £3,200 for the Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance, and in 2013 we raised over £4,000 for Greenhall Nursery.