Am I eligible for a grant?

Please read our Eligibility Criteria for full details on who is eligible for a grant. However you should have a management committee, a constitution (set of rules) and a bank account as a minimum to be eligible for funding

What are the application criteria?

We are able to support a wide range activities awarding grants to support project costs, core costs or capital costs (see Eligibility Criteria). However each of our donor and area funds has its own criteria.  We ask you to tell us about your project using our Expression of Interest Form and we will let you know if we can invite you forward to make an application.

When is the application deadline?

We are still accepting Expressions of Interest for our main grants programme and the grants team will be pleased to advise you on whether we can invite an application. Please read the application guidance.  

Deadlines for individuals applying for funding varies, please read our Grants Process for more information.

How much can I apply for?

Our average grant size is around £4,000 – £5,000. We are not able to consider applications for less than £1,500, and we have no official maximum amount; however, if we invite you to apply we will let you know if there is a maximum for the fund we have in mind for you.

Can I apply for multi-year funding?

Currently grants are awarded for up to one year. However in some cases donors will consider an application for multiple years and make an in principal offer for a second year of funding if the project is able to demonstrate success and funding is available.

How soon can I apply again?

We do not have a time limit on when a successful applicant can apply again but if you have received funding in the past we would require your end of grant monitoring to be up to date. If you have received your first grant we would need to see grant monitoring information on the outcomes of your grant before you could apply again.

What sorts of projects have been funded?

To see a list of all grants awarded, please visit our Who we Support page. See our Case Studies section for more detail on some of the projects we have supported.

Expression of Interest Form

We recommend you read our Eligibility Criteria before submitting an Expression of Interest.

If you have more than  project you need to fund or don’t know how to proceed please call the grants team on 01483 478092 for an informal chat.

Please note that we do not award retrospective grants – be sure to allow plenty of time to go through the grants process. For groups applying we would recommend you allow a minimum of 3 months. The process for individuals can be turned around quicker but please do still allow plenty of time, the process can take up to 2 months.