How to apply for a grant
Please apply to us using our online Application Form
Ready to start your application?
If you have checked you are eligible and understand the application process and timescale, you can start your application by clicking the link below:
Link: Online Application Form
You can save your unfinished application and return to it as many times as you like before you submit it. A copy of your ‘in progress’ application will be sent to your registered email address.
Once you submit your application will be emailed to you. It can no longer be edited online by you, but if you need to make any updates, please let us know and we can make them for you.
If you’ve already started your application and are looking to return to continue the process, you can do so by clicking the link below:
Link: Continue Application Process
You will need to enter your registered email address and password to access it.
If you have difficulties accessing or completing the form online, please let us know, we can either talk you through it or send you a copy of the application form.
Application process and timescale
The Trust operates on a rolling grants programme. If you miss a deadline, your application will be considered at the following meeting. The next deadline is 28 February 2024.
Small grants (£1,000 and under) are processed outside of scheduled meetings and have an average turnaround of 6 weeks.
For applications over £10,000, the project will probably require a visit from an assessor or a member of the Trust Staff Team. It would therefore be advisable to submit applications well before the application deadline date in order to allow for this.
Due to a large number of applications received on or near the deadline date, it is not always possible to process these requests in time for the Trustee meeting, especially if these applications are incomplete.
In order to assist you with your application, we recommend that you send in your application well in advance of the deadline of your funding requirements (please allow 3-4 months, taking into account the Trust’s meeting schedule above).
If you wish to discuss your funding application before submitting it, we do welcome telephone or e-mail enquiries.
Who we fund
We fund registered charities, community groups and social enterprises. We fund faith organisations, as long as the activities are open to people of all faiths and none. If the application relates to the fabric of a church building, then it is helpful to telephone us to discuss this before making an application, as we have specific restrictions.
We cannot consider applications from individuals. We do not fund research. We do not fund activity which has already taken place, or activity that takes place outside of our area of benefit.