Application Process

The Charity Trustees meet four times a year to review grant applications in December, March, April and June. The process between receiving an initial application can be months in advance of receiving a grant (or not). Check the process and dates below. Questions which are on the online forms are provided in the Resources section. 

  1. Select the grant funding area you are interested in to check your eligibility and to send a short expression of interest via our online Initial Enquiry form. 
  2. Up to 3 weeks after the deadline, you will receive an email letting you know if your initial application will proceed to the second stage.  
  3. If you move on to the second stage, a link in the email will open the second stage application form. You will have approximately one week to complete it. 

Deadline and Outcome Dates

Initial Enquiry Deadline Date: 8 September 

Submit the Initial Enquiry form. We will respond within 3 weeks after this deadline date. If invited, you will receive a second-stage application form. After submitting a second-stage application form, we will respond within 4 months, and decisions are normally in December or in March. We will tell you if you are in the later March funding round. 

Initial Enquiry Deadline Date: 12 January 

Submit the Initial Enquiry form. We will respond within 3 weeks after this deadline date. If invited, you will receive a second-stage application form. After submitting a second-stage application form, we will respond within 4 months, and decisions are normally in April and June. We will tell you if you are in the later June funding round.