We support any capital project for a charity, church, school, college or university. No scheme is too big or too small for consideration and recent grants have ranged in size from £900 to £150,000.
Yes, unless you are a church or an established place of education
If you have a set of accounts, it is always useful if these could be submitted but it is not a firm requirement. You should, however, make sure you have given us some financial details – such as the total cost of the project and the amount of money that has already been raised or pledged.
In some instances, a representative of the Trust will arrange to visit you in order to get more background information. This is your chance to provide any further background information and to make sure they have a full understanding of the project and its potential benefits.
We will contact all applicants, by post, within a couple of weeks of the Trustees meeting..
Any financial support will not be paid until the money is required – for example, when the project has started – and when you have used all other resources allocated to the project. However, once a grant has been awarded, it will be ‘ring fenced’ until needed.
Yes. As long as your application meets the relevant criteria you can apply for additional funding at any time.
Successful applicants should let the Trust’s representative visit the project following completion, for monitoring purposes. Also, applicants are expected to co-operate with any publicity the Trustees may wish to organise.
Unfortunately, the Trust can’t contribute to running costs or revenue items of expenditure. The Trust also needs to be satisfied that the applicant is fully committed to the project and that it will go ahead, so we won’t normally consider an application until at least 25%-33% of the required money has already been raised or pledged.