How to apply

We respect our applicants and want to make applying to us as easy and straightforward as possible. We hope you find this section helpful.

Please follow these simple steps:

  1. Take our eligibility quiz to check that your organisation and its work is a good match with our funding.
  2. Read our application guidelines thoroughly and write your application. Save your application as a PDF or Word document. Or, if you wish to apply for a grant of £100,000 or above, read the Major Grant guidance.
  3. Have a copy of your organisation’s latest annual return or independently examined or audited accounts saved to your computer.
  4. Go to Grants Management Portal to create a new account, or to access your existing account.
  5. You will be asked to fill in your contact details and information about your organisation, including demographic information about your beneficiaries and safeguarding practices. You will be asked to upload your application proposal and annual accounts/return. If you need any help with using our Grants Management Portal, please refer to this useful guide.
  6. You will immediately receive an email confirming that we have received your application.
  7. If you wish to send your application to us in the post, please see our postal application form.


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