How to Apply

In January 2019 we moved to an online application system.

If you are currently part-way through applying to us with a written application, this will still be considered for the next few weeks as 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 June 2019 Trustees’ meeting is now CLOSED for new applications. 

All applications received now, and before the early part of August will be considered in the following round – leading up to our October Trustees’ meeting. 

Please apply as soon as you are ready.   

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