Charnwood Trust, which runs Charnwood Nursery and Family Centre, is a registered charity. It receives funding from Government and from Stockport Council, to pay for the free entitlement available to children of nursery school age. Fees are payable for time outside of the free entitlement (e.g. at Heaton Moor for Breakfast or After School Club, for lunches or for extra sessions). Fees are kept as low as possible to allow access for a wide range of families.

A number of activities are subsidised or funded totally through charitable giving. This includes the family work, the Opportunity Group, and the extra support given to families whose child has additional needs.