Frequently asked questions

Q: How soon will I know if my application has been successful or not?
A: Please see our Grants page under ‘Types of grant’ for the expected times to consider each type of grant.

Q: If I have not been successful how soon can I reapply?
A: You can apply after 12 months from the date of your last application.

Q: Can I find out why my application has been turned down?
A: Only in limited cases will the trustees communicate the reason an application has not been supported.

Q: What are the current policy guidelines?
A: Please see the Home page for ‘Areas of Activity’ and the funding exclusions page for areas not normally considered.

Q: Are there deadlines?
A: Large Grants and Medium Grants can only be sought during certain dates. Please see “Applying” under each type of grant. We do not accept applications for these grants outside of these periods. Applications for Small Grants may be made at any time

Q: How will I know how my application is progressing?
A: You will be notified whether your application has been successful within the timescales set out under ‘Types of Grant’.

Q: Can I send my application by post or email?
A: We do not accept applications by post or email. Please use the on-line application forms.

Q: What should I do if I have a question not answered here?
A: Please contact the Grants Executive. Contact details at the bottom of this page.