Frequently asked questions

Q: How soon will I know if my application has been successful or not?
A: Please see the Grants page where the application process information sets out the expected times for EKCT 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 Grants page for ‘activities do we support’ and the areas not normally considered for funding.

Q: Are there deadlines?
A: Large and Medium Grant applications are only accepted during the dates shown on the ‘Application Forms‘ page, applications outside of these periods are not accepted. 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 on the Apply for funding page.

Q: Can I send my application by post or email?
A: Applications by post or email are not accepted. Please use the on-line application forms.

Q: Do you provide unrestricted funding?
A: Unrestricted funding may be considered only where all of the charity’s activities fall within EKCT’s funding remit, as detailed on the Grants page.

Q. What will you do with the data that I provide to EKCT?
A. The Trustees of EKCT are committed to protecting personal information. Please read our Privacy Policy which sets out how we protect the information that is given to us.

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

Q: Where is the Budget Template that the applications request we attach?
A: Download the ‘Budget Template Form’ here.

Q: Where can I find out which other organisations EKCT has granted awards to?
A: You can view case studies and a full list of grants in 2022-23 here.