Frequently asked questions
Charity number: 229665
How soon will I know if my application has been successful or not?
Please see What will happen to my application? or One off Grants or Conditionally Renewable Grants or Subscriptions or Large Grant application guidelines.
If I have not been successful how soon can I apply again?
You can apply after 12 months from the date of your last application.
Can I find out why my application has been turned down?
Unfortunately not. Only in limited cases will the trustees communicate the reason why an application has not been supported.
What are the current policy guidelines?
Please see Areas of Activity and Not normally considered
What should I do if I don't understand the guidelines?
Please ring the Administrator on (020) 3207 7113.
Are there deadlines?
There are no specific deadlines. The majority of applications are considered approximately every four months by at least two of the trustees, whilst large grants (over £10,000) are considered by the entire Board at twice yearly meetings, typically held in April and October.
How will I know how my application is progressing?
To reduce administrative costs, only successful applicants and those considered as Large grants are notified, so if you have not heard from us within five months, it is likely that your application has not been successful.
Please note that these timescales are only applicable if we receive all the information requested as stated in the guidelines. Please see One off Grants or Conditionally Renewable Grants or Subscriptions or Large Grants for further details.
Can I email my application?
We do not accept email applications. Click on Contact Details for our address.