The next meeting of the Sub Committee (which considers the majority of the Trust’s applications for funding) will be held on 21st May 2018. If you would like to your application to be considered at this meeting, we need to have received your application paperwork in the office by 8th May 2018. We’ve had to bring our deadline earlier in relation to the meeting as recently we had an influx of applications being submitted right at the last minute. We’d strongly encourage to you send in your application at the earliest opportunity as it may be necessary to hold some over until the next meeting if we have too many to process at the deadline. If you’re applying for £5,000 or more, it may be that your application will be deferred to the full Trustees’ Meeting in June, depending on whether the Trustees feel inclined to consider a larger grant. We’ll let you know by e-mail if this happens.
We’ve noticed recently a general increase in the amounts applicants are requesting from the Trust. Please note that the vast majority of the Trust’s grants are in the range £500 – £1,000. You can see further information on our Facts & Figures page and also some examples of recent grants in the News section.
All applicants will be informed of the outcome of the meeting within a few days of the meeting. Unsuccessful applicants will receive an e-mail and successful applicants will receive a letter containing a cheque or an e-mail confirming that a grant will be paid via BACS transfer. E -mails are usually sent out before the BACS transfers are made so that you know to expect a bank payment from the Trust. E-mails from the Trust may end up in your Junk/Spam/Clutter folders so please check before contacting us.
Please note that we prefer to pay all our grants by BACS and cheques will only be issued in exceptional circumstances.