How to Apply

How to Apply

Below is a guide to the information required when filling out Online Application Forms for both Stage 1 and Stage 2.

Applications are now open. Please fully read the guidance notes before following the link below to register and complete an application:

Application Form Guidance Notes

All users must register with a valid email address, and will then receive a confirmation link to their email which must be followed before proceeding. Applicants who have registered previously may use their existing credentials or follow the Forgot Password link.

Stage 1

Stage 1 is a very short Expression of Interest (EOI) which requires only some basic details about your organisation, as well as a very short summary of the project you are proposing - including:

  • Organisation: inc. name, type of organisation, short summary of activities (250 characters inc. spaces), Registered Charity Number (if applicable), annual income
  • Contact details: inc. telephone, email, address, web & social media
  • Project details: inc. location, total project cost, total grant request, cost types, chief themes, short EOI (500 characters inc. spaces)

All applicants must read the Guidance Notes:

Applicants will then hear back on the outcome of their Expression of Interest within 4 weeks of the closing date.

Successful applicants will receive an email with more details on how to complete Stage 2. Unsuccessful applicants are welcome to apply for a different project in the year's second funding round. Please note that these decisions are final.

Stage 2

The second stage requires applicants to provide more detail on both their organisation and the project, including: 

  • More details on the origins, structure, core aims and activities of your organisation
  • A full project description, outlining the it's need and chief activities
  • Projected short-term outcomes and long-term impacts of the project
  • Estimated numbers of beneficiaries
  • A full breakdown of the total project costs, proposed spend of our grant and other funding towards the project
  • Supporting documents: including your organisation's constitution, article or memorandum of understanding - as well as annual accounts, a recent bank statement and evidence of costings

We will aim to let all applicants know the outcome of their application within 8-12 weeks. Please note that owing to the volume of applications, and because all decisions are approved at a Trustee meeting, we cannot do so any sooner.

Following this, applicants must then return a funding agreement before payment will be made. With applicants who have significant other funding/match-funding for the project, we will require at least 50% (which can include our grant) to be secured before paying out. 

Upon completion of projects, all grant-holders must then complete an evaluation form - more details of which will be sent over the course of the following year. 

Should you have any further questions, please consult the Guidance Notes.