Funding Criteria

For an application to be successful it needs to meet one or more of the Trust Objectives and the project must be within our Operating Area.

For larger project applications the Trustees will normally look for some matched funding from applicants. We fund smaller projects without match funding.

We are unlikely to fund:

  • Travel
  • Salaries or wages
  • Regular annual running costs
  • Multi-year projects that require us to commit money for future allocation.

In any 12 month period, an organisation will only receive one award.

If you have been successful in a previous application then we require your previous project to be completed and a Monitoring Form to be completed before considering another application from your organisation.

Applications can be made at any time but must be received before the relevant application deadline to be considered at the next board meeting. Board meetings are typically held in February, June and October.

All successful applicants are required to provide progress updates on their project and complete a Monitoring Form once their project is complete.

Applications for 2023 are now closed.

Application Deadlines in 2024:

11th January 2024

16th May 2024

12th September 2024