FAQs

Are there deadlines for applying?

There are no specific deadlines. The Foundation's financial year runs from 1st June to 31st May and the Trustees hold regular meetings within that period.

We are not yet a charity but are applying for charitable status – can we still apply?

We will not accept an application from your organisation until you have received your charity registration from the Charity Commission or a relevant body.

Is there a maximum or minimum amount that charities can request?

Each grant request is reviewed on its own merits.

What is the situation for branches of national charities?

If you have your own charity registration number, constitution and board of trustees, you may apply in your own right. We do not require the endorsement of your headquarters organisation.

If you are part of a larger or a national charity, with the same charity number, and legally governed by the same board of trustees, we require the endorsement of your larger/national charity.

Can we apply to more than one grants programme?

You may only apply to one of the programmes at any time.

Do you give feedback on unsuccessful applications?

The main reason for not funding projects is that we receive many more applications than we can support and we inevitably have to disappoint many of the charities that apply to us.  We are sorry but it is not feasible, therefore, to give individual feedback.

What is your policy on reapplications?

Charities awarded a grant by the Foundation may not make another application for three years from the date of the final grant payment.

Charities whose applications are not successful may make another application after one year from the date of the previous rejection.