Can we apply for a £1,000 and a £5,000 grant?
No – you can only apply once per year.
Can we apply for a capital grant?
No. Capital projects are not funded. This includes churches, schools, hospitals, hospices, museums, galleries and theatres.
Do you have any Terms and Conditions?
Yes – we have introduced Grant Terms and Conditions in 2018. These apply to all grants awarded. You will need to read these before applying for a grant as you will need to accept the Terms and Conditions before completing an application form.
Does it matter what our income is?
Yes – we have changed our grant structure.
If your income is £1,000,000 and above, you can apply for a £5,000 grant.
If your income is between £100,000 and £1,000,000, you can apply for a £1,000 grant.
If your income is below £100,000, unfortunately you cannot apply.
I am an individual who will be working for a charity – can I apply for a grant?
No. Grants are not awarded to individuals in any circumstances.
Our charity is based overseas. Can we still apply?
No. Charities must be registered in the UK (unless exempt) with a UK address.
Our charity is registered in the UK, but carries out work overseas – can we apply?
Unfortunately not. We no longer give grants to work outside the UK.
Our income is £2m. Can we apply for a grant?
Yes. If your income is over £1,000,000, you an apply for a grant of £5,000.
You are not eligible to apply for a grant of £1,000 as the maximum income for this size grant is £1,000,000.
Our income is £300,000. Can we apply for a grant?
Yes – you can apply for a grant of £1,000.
However, you cannot apply for a grant of £5,000 as the minimum income for this size grant is £1,000,000.
We applied to the Trust before but were unsuccessful – can we apply again?
You cannot apply again in the same year, so if you have been unsuccessful in June, you cannot re-apply in November. However, you can re-apply another year, as long as your work fits into the appropriate category.
We are a church that needs to improve our facilities so that community groups can continue to use our building – can we apply for a grant?
No. Grants are not awarded to churches, even when they are used by community groups.
We are a Community Interest Company. Can we apply for a grant?
No. Only registered charities are eligible for a grant. The only exceptions are those granted exemption by the Charity Commission of England and Wales (or equivalent for Scotland and Northern Ireland).
We are a local branch of a national charity – can we apply for a grant?
We prefer to give grants to a charity’s headquarters. However, if you have a separate charity number, we will consider an application. Please note, however, that when we receive applications from different branches of the same charity, it is often very difficult to chose one rather than another.
We are a local charity – can we apply for a grant?
You can apply for a grant, if your income and expenditure are above £100,000.
We are a national charity that works in various parts of the country – can we apply for a grant for a particular project with a local remit?
Yes, you can apply for a grant for a local project.
We are a non-for-profit organisation but not a registered charity – can we apply?
No. The Trust gives grants ONLY to charities registered with the relevant national body (Charity Commission for England and Wales, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, or OSCR), and does not give grants to not-for-profit organisations.
We are only a small charity – can we apply for a grant?
If your operating income is between £100,000 and £1,000,000, you can apply for a £1,000 grant.
If your operating income is less than £100,000, unfortunately you are not eligible to apply for any grant.
We have had a grant from the Trust before – can we apply again?
Yes, but you are unlikely to receive grants in consecutive years. Please apply only in the appropriate year – see What We Fund.