We believe applying to us for funding should be as easy as possible.
If you are eligible, our application form 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 and no limit to the total number of applications accepted in any time period.
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 4 times a year, at our Trustee Meetings in March, June, September and December. 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 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. Please be aware that decisions on these applications are made twice a year, in June and December, therefore deadlines for submissions are end of May and end of November. 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 of £5,000 or less
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