As part of our COVID-19 response we will particularly seek to support:
- Organisations supporting people who are at high risk from COVID-19
- Organisations supporting communities most likely to face increased demand and challenges as a direct result of measures to prevent the result of COVID-19
- Organisations with high potential to support communities with the direct and indirect impact of Covid-19
Over the next six months we will support organisations who fit these priorities with funding for activities specifically geared to supporting communities through this crisis. We will also consider how we can support such organisations to respond to any acute financial difficulties they might face as a result of the crisis.
We hope to support as many organisations as possible, so we ask you to limit your request to what your communities and your organisation really require to overcome the crisis over the next 6 months.
If you want to put in an application that is not related to COVID-19, you can. However, we ask you to bear with us it may take us longer to get back to you than usual. Our usual funding priorities are below.
There are two stages to the application process. A stage one application is available for you to download below. You are welcome to contact us before starting your application for to discuss your project idea and ask any questions you may have.
Please do contact us if:
your project involves land and buildings
you are thinking of applying for a Capital Development Grant
your project is a continuation of an existing activity.
The type of questions we’ll ask you are available in the guidance document. It will be useful for you to have as much of this information to hand as possible. If you’re emailing us for advice about your project idea, please provide as much of this information in your email as possible so that we can respond with appropriate feedback.
You can submit this application form at any time. Once we have received the application, we will let you know if you have been successful within 30 working days (roughly six weeks). If you’re unsuccessful, we will tell you why and if you wish, you can resubmit once you have address the feedback.
If successful, we will invite you to complete a stage two application or project plan. You will have up to four months to complete the application. Once you have submitted your stage two application, you will receive a final decision within four months.
You can contact our Advice team by emailing email@example.com or calling 0300 123 0735 between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
Get help using our electronic forms here.
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