Applying for charity funding Applying for charity funding - FAQs When can I apply to the Greatest Need Fund? Our Greatest Need Fund is open to applications annually. Once a year, we will confirm the amount of funding available and invite applications from across the Trust. Dates, timelines and requirements for the Greatest Need Fund competition will be announced to all trust staff within the first few months of each financial year and promoted through Trust staff communications, so don’t worry: you won’t miss out! In the meantime please get in touch if you have any questions or require any further information regarding the charity’s Greatest Need Fund.