How to apply
Application is only by this online form, which is open yearly from just before the 1st August to around the end of August. Please make sure your project falls within the criteria below before applying. When we close the process we will provide no notice and 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 2021
Our August online application process is now in its 9th 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. We will give 10 grants of up to £4,000. 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.
We will only support smaller charities with income from donations from the public and from Trusts or Foundations of up to £1 million. Please don’t ask me what this means. If you are asking it probably means you do not qualify. Any questions, and we do not guarantee we can or will answer them, 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. If we want more information we will contact you. You will be informed in October of our decisions. Please do not chase us and we cannot 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!
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