Once submitted, each application will be considered on its own merits, but even if your proposal meets with our themes and priorities, it may not be possible to offer you a grant.  We receive many more applications than we can fund and unfortunately cannot support them all.

The application and approval process for Small (Community Engagement) grants is as follows:

  1. Applicants submit a short application through Flexigrant, our online platform
  2. Applications are assessed on the basis of whether they meet the eligibility criteria
  3. Applications are reviewed, scored and shortlisted, by the Charity’s staff team and Community Investment Committee (Trustees)
  4. Applicants are notified, typically between 3-4 weeks of submitting, as to whether they are successful or not

The application and approval process for the Large (Community Investment) grants is as follows:

  1. Applicants submit a short Expression of Interest through Flexigrant, our online platform
  2. Applications are assessed on the basis of whether they meet the eligibility criteria
  3. Applications are reviewed by the Charity’s staff team, appraised and scored against the shortlisting criteria
  4. Applications and preliminary scores are reviewed by the Community Investment Committee (Trustees).
  5. A shortlisted number of projects are invited to submit a full (Stage 2) application
  6. At stage 2 an assessment of an organisation’s leadership, governance, operational and financial strength is assessed.
  7. Applications are scored for a second time and a smaller number are invited for a formal interview with the Community Investment Committee.
  8. On the basis of the interview, the Committee decides whether to fund, and under what conditions.