How SSGT will deal with your application
All Expressions of Interest (Step 1) applications will receive an email acknowledgement confirming receipt. If you do not receive confirmation within 10 days of making your application, please contact SSGT immediately.
We aim to be in touch with applicants within four weeks of receiving an expression of interest application. Many applications will be refused at this stage, either because they fall outside our funding priorities, or because they do not make a sufficiently strong case for funding. All other proposals will move to the second stage where further information is sought. We may ask you for more detail or clarification, seek confidential external advice or arrange to meet with you. These are all ways of learning more about the proposal, but they do not guarantee that a grant will be made. We will let you know the decision in writing, as soon as possible after the SSGT trustees’ meeting. Although the success rate varies, typically one in five of all applications is successful.
We aim to deal with all applications in a friendly and efficient fashion. If we fall short of these aims, please let us know.
We will write to you, stating the size, duration and purpose of the grant offer. This may not be exactly the same as your request. All grants are offered subject to our standard conditions. You can see a copy of these conditions here. Any additional special conditions of the grant will be stated in the grant offer letter.
With the letter will be an acceptance form and electronic banking form to be signed and returned. Once the forms have been returned, the grant will be made by electronic transfer. We will send a note to say it has been transferred and we require you to acknowledge receipt of the grant stating on what date it was received in your bank account.