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How to Apply

BEFORE YOU APPLY

  • Is your work charitable?
  • Do you produce annual accounts(if over one year old)?
  • Do you have a written set of rules?
  • Do you have a bank account in the name of the group which requires at least two unrelated signatories?
  • Does your project fall within the criteria? (click here)

HOW TO APPLY

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Application forms are only available from our offices.

Application should be made by letter of no more than four A4 sides accompanied by a completed organisational details form (obtainable from us by letter, phone, email or the link on our website). Please refer to the guidance notes provided with the form and enclose a copy of the information requested. If your project is in Merseyside, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request the form from our Merseyside office. If your project is in Northern Ireland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request the form from our Northern Ireland office. Alternatively call us on 0151 707 6077 or 028 2888 6161 (Northern Ireland).

Applications may be handwritten, but please use black ink as these are photocopied. Many groups who apply to us for funding are visited by us, but we may simply phone for more information. Decisions about which projects to fund are made by the Trustees who meet 5-6 times a year. 

As a general rule applicants should allow 3-5 months for a decision to be made. Once the application is submitted, applicants are welcome to contact the office to find out at which meetings their application may be considered.

All applications are acknowledged. Unfortunately we cannot help every group which applies for a grant even though the project may fall within the criteria. If you require further information or assistance please contact our Merseyside office.

No grants are made to individuals, nor are grants made for capital building projects or for work that clearly falls under statutory responsibility. The size of grant varies, but we prefer to give smaller grants to a larger number of projects. Applications may be refused where we feel that the organisation concerned is already well funded or has large reserves.