THE DULVERTON TRUST




Eligibility Quiz


For each question, please select the answer most appropriate to your organisation.
  1. Do you represent
    • Officially registered with the Charity Commission or the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator
    • We will consider applications from Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) but not Community Interest Companies (CICs)
    • We do not at present fund individuals, only UK registered charities and organisations with officially recognised charitable status.
    • We are at present unable to accept applications from local branches of larger charities. The larger parent charity should apply to us directly.
    • We receive many applications from regional charities that are affiliated with a national body. Examples include regional Home-Starts, regional Carers Trusts and regional YMCAs. While we will consider these applications, we recognise that we are unable to support them all, and applications are very unlikely to be successful. Trustees will generally prioritise applications from the national bodies.
    • We only fund registered charities and organisations with officially recognised charitable status.
  2. Which of the following categories best describes your organisation?
    • We do not normally give grants for schools, colleges, universities or other educational establishments.
    • We do not give grants for museums, galleries, libraries, exhibitions or heritage attractions
    • We do not give grants for hospices, hospitals, nursing homes or residential care homes.
  3. What is your organisation's annual income?
    • Our grants are typically between 10,000 to 30,000 so we prefer to support medium sized charities with an income above 200,000.
    • We consider applications with an income between 200,000 and 10 million, although priority is generally given to small-medium sized charities with an income between 200,000 and 5 million where our funding will have a greater impact.
    • We prefer to support medium sized or newly established charities where our funding will have a greater impact.
  4. What is the geographical focus of the work you are asking us to fund?
    • At present, we are unable to support charities operating in Greater London if their main beneficiaries are Londoners
    • We are rarely able to support charities in Northern Ireland. Please refer to our FAQ for further guidance.
    • For charities operating locally in Cumbria with an income below 200,000, grants are administered for us by the Cumbria Community Foundation. Please follow the link to apply: (http://www.cumbriafoundation.org/).
    • For charities operating locally in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire or Lincolnshire with an income below 200,000, grants are administered for us by the Community Foundation in Norfolk. Please follow the link to apply: www.norfolkfoundation.com
    • Our current priority is projects in Kenya and Uganda, funded through UK-registered charities. Please note that our Trustees generally prioritise applications for work in Africa from charities that are well known to the Trust.
  5. Is the work that you would like us to fund within one of the following categories? (If more than one choice is relevant, please choose the one you feel is more appropriate)
    • We support the general conservation and protection of wildlife habitats within the United Kingdom.
    • Our priority is to support the development of heritage craft skills. Note: we are unable to consider applications from individual churches or museums.
    • Our current priority is projects in Kenya and Uganda, funded through UK-registered charities. Please note that our Trustees generally prioritise applications for work in Africa from charities that are well known to the Trust.
    • We only fund work that falls into one or more of the areas of activity listed above. Trustees regularly review our grant-making policy and any changes will be posted on this website.
  6. Does the work you are proposing fall within the following areas of activity?
    • At present we do not provide support for projects that are designed primarily to help people overcome the effects and challenges of disabilities. People with disabilities can, of course, benefit from projects which fall under the other areas of activity we support.
    • At present, we do not provide specific support to arts organisations, except where used as a means of achieving our funding priorities
    • We do not fund sport, except where used as a means of achieving our current funding priorities.
    • We do not at present fund animal welfare or projects concerning the protection of single species.
    • We do not at present fund expeditions
    • We do not at present fund individuals working overseas.
    • We do not at present fund conferences, cultural festivals, exhibitions and events
    • We do not currently fund major building projects, including the purchase of property or land.
    • Currently, we do not give grants towards endowments.
    • We do not give grants for the repair, restoration or improvements to individual places of worship other than cathedrals. Instead, we fund the National Churches Trust (click here for website) and the Scotland's Churches Trust (click here for website)
    • We do not fund salaries for specific posts, except in the context of a Multi-Year Grant. These grants are usually reserved for charities that have previously received Dulverton funding.
    • We do not provide retrospective funding.
    • At present, we do not fund therapy or counselling