Frequently Asked Questions

If you cannot find an answer to your query, please contact us here

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.   

All applications received before Friday 9th August will be considered in the round leading up to our October Trustees’ meeting.  Please apply as soon as you are ready. 

Applications received after 9th August will be considered in the following round – leading up to our February 2020 meeting.   

What should I do if the work I am applying for relates to groups of people who are not one of the seven beneficiary groups listed?

If your work focuses on a specific group of people other than the seven groups we mention, we are unlikely to fund you.

If your work focuses directly on improving cohesion in your community, please check for details under our new Social Cohesion programme.

If your work does not directly benefit our funding programmes, 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.  

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 of our funding programmes – ie, a project working directly to benefit one of the seven beneficiary groups we focus on; or work that directly aims to improve social cohesion under our new Social Cohesion programme.

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.

I have already started on a written application - can I send this in?

In January 2019 we moved towards online applications.  If you are part-way through a written application we will still accept this at the moment so please email or post as soon as you are ready. 

If you are unsure please contact us – see our contacts page for details.

I need help with the online application form

Please contact us (see details on the contacts page) for assistance. 

If part of the form doesn’t appear to be working, please contact Gill on gill@allenlane.org.uk.

Once you have begun the application, to resume it at a later date (within 30 days), please click on Save & Resume at the bottom of the page and save the link, or enter your email address to have the link sent to you.

Please note that we are unfortunately unable to retrieve any lost links or see any information before you have submitted the form, so please ensure the email address you input is correct.

If you return to your form and input further data, you must save again and get a new link sent to you in order to retain the latest information you have entered.

 

 

 

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