Ballinger Charitable TrustApplication Form

Covid-19 – Important Notice

We have paused our grant application systems for the time being.

Instead we have small amounts of money to grant to those organisations we already know (both current and recent grantees) where they are actively responding to help the North East England community they serve through the impacts of Covid 19.


Application Process

We believe applying to us for funding should be as easy as possible, and therefore use a straight-forward online process. Once you have verified your basic eligibility, your application should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.

We require some basic 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.  We have a rolling grant programme, so there is no cut-off date.

If unsuccessful, you are welcome to apply again in 12 months’ time.

Applications over £5,000

Initial applications are circulated monthly to Trustees and, for those of interest, the first step is a visit by Trustees – usually within two months.

We are able to award grant periods of up to three year.    The larger the application, the greater the amount of detail we require from you – this may include further meetings and submitting project planning information.

Final grant decisions are made at our Trustee Meetings in March, June, September and December.  Initial applications received close to the time of any of these meetings will 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 arrange to visit you during the grant period and agree any follow-up actions.

Applications of £5,000 or less

The initial application form is exactly the same, but is processed differently by our team.   Decisions on these applications are made quarterly, with deadlines for submission being the end of March, June, September and December.

Please note that we do not currently award multiple year grants for those applications of £5,000 or less


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