How to Apply
If you are from a group that is considering applying, this website should provide you with all the information you need to know about making an application. In particular, please read the funding criteria section on the website prior to completing an application form. There are rules around how we fund and some things that we do not fund (such as salaries and advertising) so it is really important that you read the information before applying.
When to Apply
We will accept an application at any time meetings are generally held twice each month. Upcoming closing dates are posted on the left-side bar of the website. Applications must be received by 4pm on the closing date, at the Trust office. If your application is in order the application will automatically be included in the next funding round - however as the Trustees cannot consider retrospective applications (ie, claims for expenditure that have already been paid or if the event has happened before the next Trust meeting). Please ensure that you submit your application well in advance of when you require the funds. We will only accept applications up to three months prior to the event. Please note that that all quotes for goods and services need to be current and dated within a three month period.
How to seek Help
Please do not hesitate to contact the Trust office or look at the funding criteria on our website if you have any queries regarding the application process. You can access our contact details on the home page toolbar under contact us. All applicants will be contacted by email once the Trustees decisions has been made. Please DO NOT contact the Trust office for the status of your application after the funding meeting as this slows the notification process to all applicants. Your co-operation is appreciated by our hard working staff!