The Trust operates a two-step process:
In Step 1 we require an Expression of Interest form to be filled out and emailed to the Trust by the deadline date. An assessment will be made within a month following which a decision will be emailed to the applicant.
If the initial assessment is successful, for Step 2 the applicant will be invited to submit a more detailed proposal. Projects should only start when a grant offer has been made. A specific timeframe for each step is outlined in the Expression of Interest form.
We encourage applicants to contact us before completing the Expression of Interest form to ensure the project meets the Trust’s criteria. We will be happy to talk through your potential application or respond to an email and give direction on the type of projects and organisations which the Trustees will support.
Each grant programme will have specific criteria against which the application is assessed, please consider these carefully before submitting an Expression of Interest.
Our application process (Step 2) includes a safeguarding assessment to protect the safety of children and vulnerable adults. We request all our grantholders to have relevant safeguarding measures in place, including safe recruitment, staff training and reporting procedures.
If an organisation requires support to develop an application or design a collaborative approach to an issue, it may be eligible for a technical assistance grant.
However deadline dates for each grant programme still need to be met.