All applications for awards should be sent to the administrator at the above address, by the end of the month preceding the month of the Trustees meeting, i.e., end of January, April, July and October. They should include the following:

1.   A clear and concise statement of the project, whether the award sought will be for the whole project or for a component part. Is the applicant organisation of charitable status, or not for profit?

2.   Evidence that there is a clear benefit to the public, as opposed to the applicant, i.e., does the project conform with the declared object of the trust as set out in the Introduction.

3.   The amount requested should be specified, or a band indicated. Is this the only source of funding being sought? All other sources of funding should be indicated, including those that have refused funding.

4.   If the grant requested is part of the match-funding required by the Heritage Lottery Foundation (HLF) following an award, state the amount of that award and the percentage of match-funding required by the HLF and the completion date.

5.   Wherever possible an annual report and accounts should accompany the application; other supporting information such as flyers, programmes, disinterested critical reviews etc. that support excellence and public benefit should also be submitted.

Second or further applications will not be considered until a minimum of 12 months has elapsed since determination of the previous application, whether successful or not.

All applications and supporting information should be made by hard copy, unless the administrator agrees otherwise.

All applications should include an e-mail contact. Applications, which will be copied, should not be stapled.

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