No – you can apply only once per year.
No. Capital projects are not funded. This includes churches, schools, hospitals, hospices, museums, galleries and theatres.
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.
No. Grants are not awarded to individuals in any circumstances.
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.
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.
No, unfortunately not. The minimum income for a charity is now £100,000.
You cannot apply again in the same year, so if you have been unsuccessful in June, you cannot reapply in November. However, you can re-apply another year, as long as your work fits into the appropriate category.
No. Grants are not awarded to churches, even when they are used by community groups.
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 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.
You can apply for a grant. However, grants are very rarely awarded to local charities that are not known by any of the Trustees.
Yes, you can apply for a grant for a local project.
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.
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.
Yes, but you are unlikely to receive grants in consecutive years. Please apply only in the appropriate year – see What We Fund.
No – you can apply ONLY ONCE per year. Please choose the category that best reflects your work.
We cannot advise you which grant round to apply – please choose the grant category that you feel will best reflect your work.
You can apply either under Community or Children. Sometimes you may receive a letter suggesting you re-apply in another year – this happens if we have had a particularly large number of applications in one category.
The categories of Medical and Children are deliberately broad. As long as your work falls into one or the other, you can submit an application in the appropriate year.
You can apply any year, but we encourage any art or theatre based charities to apply under the category of Music and the Arts, even if they work with Children or the Elderly, for example.
Yes. We try to answer all emailed questions, but this can sometimes take 2-3 weeks. Please note that emails asking questions that are clearly answered on the website will not receive a reply.
No. We no longer accept applications by post.
No. The Trust employs only one part-time administrator. All her time is taken up replying to applications.
Yes – you will receive an email confirming that your application has been received.
Yes. This is submitted online. Please see How to Apply.
No – wherever possible please submit applications several weeks before the deadline. We then have plenty of time to request any additional information we might need. So many applications arrive on the deadline date that it is very hard to give every one the consideration it deserves before the Trustees’ meeting.
Yes. We now have the facility to save partly completed forms. You will be given a link, which will enable you to access the form again. It is your responsibility to keep details of how to access your saved form because we will not have access to these.
Yes. If you are unable to complete the form online, you must be able to return the form by email. Please follow the instructions on the How to Apply page.
The Sample Forms on How to Apply explain all the information you need to include for every section. Please read this carefully before starting the online form.
We decide on grant awards the month following the deadline of the grant round.
If you apply for a £1,000 grant in February, we will notify you by late March.
If you apply for a £1,000 grant in July, we will notify you by late August.
If you apply for a £5,000 grant in April/May, we will notify you by late June.
If you apply for a £5,000 grant in September/October, we will notify you by late November.
We post a list of successful charities on the website – see Recent Awards – as soon as possible after the Trustees’ meeting. An official letter, with a cheque, will be sent out within the next few weeks. All unsuccessful applicants will also be contacted, but this can take several weeks. Patience from charities is appreciated with this.
Yes, but we are much more likely to fund specific projects. If you do want to apply for core funding, please also include details of projects that your organisation undertakes so that we can have a complete picture of your work.
If your operating income is over £1,000,000, you can apply for a grant of £5,000.
If your operating income is between £100,000 and £1,000,000, you can apply for a grant of £1,000.
There are different deadlines for £1,000 and £5,000 grants – please check What We Do and Don’t Fund for further information.
We are happy to fund part of a project.
No thank you. We have to focus our time and resources on applications.
We would be happy to visit your charity or project, although we have limited time and resources so can only attend occasionally. Please email invitations or details, and we will do our best to support your charity.