How to apply
Application is only by this online form, which is open yearly, this year from the 3rd August to about mid September. Please make sure your project falls within the criteria below before applying. When we close the process you will no longer be able to access the form to submit, unless you are an annoying nerdy spammer. We do get a lot of spam submissions, mainly from Russia, and if the spammers read this, please note that any submission outside the window is automatically deleted so will achieve nothing other than annoying us. We also have no trouble spotting spam application in the application window. If we supported you last year you should not apply through this method, but you can email us with any new projects that you feel are relevant. However, on the whole our support in this process is just for one year.
Focus for 2023
Our August online application process is now in its 11th year and the focus is staying the same.
We will support capital or product purchases for UK registered charities in the areas of education, of social inclusion, and of physical and mental health for all ages anywhere in the world. There is no bias either for or against any religion and we recognise the enormous support religious people give in the areas we support. We will give 10 grants of up to £5,000. The projects that we support should have a maximum cost of £20,000 ie we will not offer a small contribution to a large project.
In this process we will only support smaller charities, those whose income from donations from the public, and from Trusts or Foundations, is up to £1 million. Please don’t ask us what this means, as we cannot respond. If you are asking it probably means you do not qualify. Any questions, and we do not guarantee we can or will answer them, in fact we almost certainly will not, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
For this online process we will not support the following so please do not apply:
- The fabric of Christian Churches
- Educational farms
- Riding and carriage driving for the disabled
- Cancer care and research
This online process is only a small part of our charitable giving and we already provide significant support to the above charitable sectors.
I am sorry this all sounds rather defensive but we just do not want people to waste their time. We do respond to everyone by the end of October but we do not tell you why you failed.
Please keep it simple and enjoy doing it. In simple terms it is likely that short applications do better. Take your time – there will be no advantage in being early. If we want more information we will contact you. You will be informed during November of our decisions. Please do not chase us and we will not respond to chases or answer any questions.
You can contact us by email only on email@example.com WE DO NOT RESPOND TO OR ACKNOWLEDGE LETTERS received by post or phone calls – Sorry!
Feedback will not be given. Once again apologies for our rather aggressive avoidance of contact. We are just family trustees trying to help as many charities as possible.