Applications to Designated Funds can be made throughout the year. You must present your idea to a relevant fund manager who will consider whether your proposal meets the eligibility criteria and objectives of the charity.

If your proposal requires less than £5K the fund manager can approve or decline your proposal themselves. You should expect a response within 2-3 weeks.

If your proposal requires more than £5K, the fund manager will ask you to complete a Charity Business Case which must be approved by the Trust prior to assessment by the charity. All proposals with a value of £5K - £20K are assessed by the Charity Select Committee and decisions aim to be made within 2-3 weeks.

Step two: determine which fund to apply to