Main Grants:

There is no deadline for the Main Grants Programme and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Before you apply:

Please note that the assessment process is thorough and it can take many months for a successful grant to be awarded. It is a good idea to send your initial application early as no ‘crisis’ or ‘fast-track’ grants are provided. The Foundation receives many more requests than can ever be granted, and like most grant-making organisations, has to turn down many of the applications received. Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply to multiple funding sources, and not just to this Foundation.

Stage 1:

  • Submit your initial application letter following the instructions provided here
  • You should receive a response from the Foundation within eight weeks of contacting us (if you have included a stamped self-addressed envelope)
  • We receive many initial applications, and relatively few of these will progress to stage 2

Stage 2:

  1. If the Foundation decides to progress your application to this stage we will contact you to inform you of this initial outcome
  2. At stage 2 we might:
    • request further information or ask questions about your proposal
    • organise for a representative of the Foundation to meet with you
    • Send you a detailed application form to complete
  3. Not all applicants will progress through the whole of stage 2, and an application can be declined at any point during the process
  4. There is no set time-scale for this although the average time for an application to pass to stage 3 is up to six months

Stage 3:

  • This is the final stage of the assessment process, and means that your proposal will be considered by the Trustees at an upcoming meeting
  • We will inform you of the date your application will be discussed; meetings are typically held twice a year, in June/July and November/December
  • Successful and unsuccessful applicants are usually contacted in writing within two weeks of the meeting
  • Difficult decisions have to be made at each meeting, and not all proposals will be approved by the Trustees

Stage 1 and 2 decisions are made by a combination of Foundation staff, Trustees, and Advisors. The Stage 3 decisions are made only by the Trustees.  All decisions are final.

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