All applications for grants should be sent to the administrator at the registerd office, by the end of the month preceding the month of the trustees meeting, i.e., by the end of January, April, July and October. The volume of applications is often very high, and the trustees may close the nominal deadline before the end of the quarter. Applicants therefore are advised not to wait until the end of the quarter before submission, the earlier the application the more considered the first appraisal.
Applications should include the following:
1. A clear and concise statement of the project, whether the award sought will be for the whole project or a component part. State what the status of the applicant/organisation is: charity, CIC, registered company etc.
2. Evidence that there is a clear benefit to the public, 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 the applicant.