How to Apply

In 2019 we moved to an online application system.

If you are unable to use this or have problems accessing the forms, please email us. 

To make a new application to us, please CLICK HERE for our eligibility quiz. If your answers to the quiz confirm you are eligible to apply, you will be directed to our application form.

If you have any queries about making an application you are encouraged to either phone or email us for clarification. Applications are processed continuously. 

When we have received your application we will be in touch (usually within two weeks) to either:

  • Ask for any further information
  • Tell you if your application will be put forward to the next stage of assessment and give a timetable for a final decision
  • Tell you that we cannot help

Processing an application and making a grant usually takes between two and six months.  If further information is needed this will be requested and a visit may be arranged where the application can be discussed in more detail. Our Trustees meet to discuss grant applications three times a year, generally in February, June and October.   

Please note: our February 2022 meeting is now CLOSED for new applications. 

All applications submitted now, and until the end of March will be considered in the round leading up to our June 2022 meeting. 

Please apply as soon as you are ready – we process applications all the time – and would appreciate it if you are able to apply well before the deadline. 

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