We believe applying to us for funding should be as easy as possible.
If you are eligible, our application form should only take about 15 minutes to complete. We require some simple information about your organisation and what you are applying for.
We use this information to start our due diligence process on who you are and where you align to our two priorities. If unsuccessful, you are welcome to apply again in 12 months’ time.
We have a rolling grant programme, so there is no cut-off date and no limit to the total number of applications accepted in any time period.
Applications for £5,000 and over
Initial applications are circulated monthly to Trustees and, if any Trustee expresses an interest in an application, a visit by Trustees will be organised -usually within two months.
During the visit, Trustees may ask request additional written information (usually limited to two sides of A4) so that if a grant is awarded, we have some detail to refer to in the grant letter.
There are no limits to the funding that can be applied for. For multiple year grants, we will award up to a 3 year period.
The larger the grant application, the greater the amount of detail we require – this may include further meetings and submitting project planning information.
Grant decisions are made 4 times a year; February, June, September and November. Initial applications received close to the time of any of these meetings will usually be rolled into the next decision period.
If your application is successful, we will request updates from you during the grant period. The regularity of these will be agreed in advance; usually annually, occasionally quarterly or at particular project milestones.
If you are new to us, or the project is complex, we will come and see you during the grant period and agree any follow up actions.
Applications for under £5,000
The initial application form is exactly the same, but is processed differently by our team.
Decisions on these applications are made twice a year, in June and December.
Any contact from us before a decision will be undertaken by email and telephone only.
Please note that we do not currently award multiple year grants for those under £5k.
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