Applicants should clearly define their strategic impact and articulate how the grant will support their long term objectives. Additionally, we look for organisations that strive to maximise their impact through collaborative partnerships. Many factors are taken into consideration during our detailed assessment process, but in general we will consider applications for core or project costs, including staff salaries and overheads.
Requests for buildings, equipment and high profile appeals capable of attracting other funding will not normally be considered.
The trusts we advise provide funds at various levels, taking many factors into account including the amount requested in relation to the organisation’s size and other funding secured. Occasionally grants of less than £10,000 are awarded but most awards are larger.
We welcome funding applications for calendar year 2017.
We will email you to confirm that we have received your application, normally within six weeks. If you have not heard from us within that period, please contact us to make sure we have received it.
Yes, a Grant Manager may visit as part of the assessment process. If so, in order to ensure that any financial, organisational or governance questions can be answered fully, it may be helpful for a trustee to also be present, in addition to those delivering and/or managing the project.
Whilst we strive to assess requests as quickly as possible occasionally it can take up to six months to fully complete the assessment processes. This timeframe should be taken into account when submitting . Please call or email to check the status of your application.
If your application has been successful, you will receive a formal grant offer outlining the details of the award within a few days of the decision. This must be signed by two authorised representatives and returned to us within two weeks. Additionally, as all payments are made by electronic means you will also be asked to provide details of the organisation’s bank account and a copy of your bank statement to enable us to arrange the bank transfer.
If your application is unsuccessful, you will receive notification of this, usually by email. If you have not heard anything from us, you can contact us to check on your application’s progress.
We receive many more applications than can be funded, and inevitably many good projects falling within our guidelines will still have to be declined. Due to the number of applications we receive, we kindly request that you wait 12 months before reapplying.