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How to apply

Please Note: We are experiencing very high demand for grants and have a backlog of good applications. We have therefore decided to close for new applications until further notice. We hope to reopen before Christmas for applications to be considered in the 2018/19 financial year. Please check our website regularly for updates. The below link has been deactivated until we reopen for applications.

1. First of all, please read our Guidelines carefully, making sure that none of the exclusions apply to your charity or project

2. Complete the eligibility quiz (click on the link, below). Note: you will only be able to submit an application if the eligibility quiz indicates that your organisation is eligible.


3. If your organisation passes the eligibility quiz, you will be provided with a link to the e-application form. Simply click on this link and fill in the form. Note that we only accept applications via the online form. Please save paper and contact us via phone or e-mail with your enquiries.  



Application Process

Our Trustees meet three times a year to consider grant proposals: in February, June and October. There are no deadlines or closing dates. The selection process can take between three and six months so it is advisable to apply in plenty of time, especially if funding is required by a certain date.

Each application is considered on its merits and all will receive a reply as soon as possible, although research and consultation may delay a response from time to time.

All rejected applications will receive notification and an outline explanation for the rejection will usually be given.

Applications under consideration for a grant will normally receive a visit from one of the Trust’s staff who will subsequently report to the Trustees. Following the Trustees’ Meeting, we will notify successful applicants by email. The Trustees’ decisions are final.

If you wish to make initial enquiries, establish eligibility, discuss time scales or need to seek further guidance about an application, please telephone the Trust’s office on 020 7495 7852. Please also check our FAQs to see if your question is answered there.