We do not have deadlines for receiving applications; we deal with them as they come in. Every application is reviewed by our Trustees and a decision communicated within three to six months.
We encourage potential applicants to talk to us before making an application to find out, before spending time on it, whether it meets our charitable aims.
Here's what to do:
Check your project is eligible by reading what we fund. Remember that we normally provide funding towards capital projects and equipment, not running costs and salaries. You can also take a look at some examples of the kind of projects we like to fund
If you are still in the project planning phase, take a look at the ‘project planning and impact reporting’ section of the advice and resources hub. It could help you shape your application and answer questions about measurement and evaluation on the form.
Head to the ‘how to get grant funding section’ of the new advice and resources section for guidance to give you the best chance of success. There's advice on completing your form, including uploading photos, preparing for a grants officer visit and finding other funding sources. The ‘how to publicise your project’ section of the advice and resources hub could help you when outlining your communications plans in your application, and in sharing the news if your application is successful.
Have a look at the Application Form by downloading the pdf version. Your real application must be done online but by downloading a copy of the form, you’ll be able to see the sort of information required so that you can have it ready
Complete the online application form. You don’t have to complete it all in one go. You can save it and come back to it later.