Before you apply
1. Watch the webinar about The UK Fund.
2. Check that your idea meets the funding criteria in our guidance document.
In the application form we’ll ask you:
- what you want to do and why
- how your idea meets our funding criteria (listed in 'What we're hoping to Fund')
- what you hope to learn and what impact your learning will have.
If it's difficult or impossible for you to apply online
You can contact us if you have communication support needs or find it difficult to complete the form. We can provide other ways for you to tell us about your idea, such as:
- an Easy Read version of the application form and guidance
- a PDF version of the application form
- sharing a video describing your project idea, rather than describing it in words
- a British Sign Language (BSL) version of the application form and guidance.
What happens after you apply
- We assess your application - there is high demand for funding, so we’ll only be able to take applications through to the next stage that most strongly meet our criteria.
- We’ll tell you if you’re through to the final stage - usually within ten weeks.
- We ask for more information about your project, including your budget if you’re invited to the final stage
- We make a final decision – our panel will consider your request
- If your application is successful – we'll contact you with the good news! Here’s what happens when you’re awarded funding. We’ll also discuss how we can help you:
- celebrate and promote your funding
- share your learning with others including organisations that have funding from us or are applying to get it – we'll support you to do this.
We only have a certain amount of funding to award
We get a lot of applications, and many of them are for really worthwhile projects. This means we have to make some tough decisions around which projects we can fund, when reading all the applications we’ve received. So there are often lots of projects we cannot fund, even the good ones.