Frequently Asked Questions

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When should I apply?

You can apply anytime – we process applications all through the year, and will come back to you within a couple of weeks with our initial thoughts.  

Our October Trustees’ meeting is now closed for new applications.  Applications received now, before the end of November, will be considered in the round leading up-to our February 2018 Trustees’ meeting.   

What should I do if the work I am applying for relates to other groups of people?

If your work focuses on other groups, we are unlikely to fund you.

If your work does not directly benefit one or more of the seven groups mentioned, but you believe your work to be an unpopular cause, both in society generally, and with other funders, please email the Foundation for clarification on whether it may be something we could consider.  Please check that your work does not fall into the Exclusions listed.

What should I do if my organisation doesn’t fit within the size criteria?

If your organisation is much larger than the size of organisation we would normally fund, we are unlikely to fund you.  Please email for clarification if you have doubts, or are unsure.

What should I do if my organisation is in London?

If your organisation works solely to benefit people within Greater London, then we will not be able to help.  If your work benefits people across a much wider area, then it may be something we could consider.  Please email for clarification if you are unsure.

I am an individual. Can I apply for funding?

No. We only make grants to charitable organisations or voluntary groups.

My organisation helps people abroad. Can I apply for funding?

No. We only make grants for work in the UK.

We are a general community association. Can I apply for funding?

You could apply for funding, but only for work which specifically benefits one or more of our listed priority groups.

We are a new organisation so don’t have accounts - is that okay?

Yes.  Just tell us the date you were established, and give a summary of your income and expenditure to date.

 

 

 

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