How to Apply

In January 2019 we moved to an online application system.

If you had been working on applying to us with a written application, this will still be considered whilst we move fully across to the online application system. Please just either post or email the application to 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 2020 TRUSTEE MEETING WILL CLOSE FOR NEW APPLICATIONS ON MONDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2019. 

All applications received now, and until Monday 9th December, will be considered in the current round.

All applications received after Monday 9th December will be considered in the round leading up to our June 2020 Trustee meeting.  

Please apply as soon as you are ready.  

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