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Planning to apply for grants for improving lives and community-led activity – November 2016

November 24, 2016

One year ago grants for improving lives and grants for community-led activity took a different approach on applying for funding. Instead of completing an application straightaway, applicants can have a conversation with us.

What’s the process?

We want to help applicants upfront so you know if you’re eligible and your activity is suitable. To provide this service, we are asking organisations to contact us. This is predominantly done by phone (0300 123 7110) or email.Artcore - Lifted - Access support to disabled 10 (1)

Once you contact us we will go through the essential parts. For example, what type of organisation are you, what amount of funding do you need and what your activity is. We’ll also go through our ‘three approaches’ with you.

This isn’t an assessment – it’s the start of our conversation with you on this funding.

What happens at the end of this conversation?

We will usually speak to you for 10-15 minutes. After this, we tend to give one of three recommendations:

  1. Encouraging news! We feel that you have potential so we will email or post you an application form.
  2. Potential but come back to us – we recognise there could be merit in going onto an application. Nonetheless, we might suggest to work through the sample application and think through our suggestions. Then, please come back to us.
  3. Unfortunately not on this occasion – although we want to fund applications for communities, we can’t fund as much as we would like to. Therefore, if we do not feel there is not enough potential, we will let you know this and the reason/s why. Don’t forget you can still come back to us with another idea for an activity. This funding is available for the next four years so there is plenty of time.

12I want an application now. Will you send me one if I ask for it?

If you are ready to apply and we’ve discussed its potential we will be more than happy to send one. If you want to refer to an application before then, a sample application is available. This should also be used if you’re still in the early stages of planning out your work – it’s probably the best place to start.

Where are the sample applications?

There are three in total and are all on our website. There is one each for medium and large grants for improving lives and a separate one for medium grants for community-led activity. On these pages, go down to ‘Related Documents’ (near the bottom) and you will find the sample there.

What are the success rates?

The most recent success rates are from decisions made between 1 September 2016 and 31 October 2016. Grants for community-led activity is 55%. Grants for improving lives (medium) is 41%.

For grants for improving lives (large), the stage one applications also had a 41% success rate.

Any other questions?

We are available on 0300 123 7110, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can email us.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Tariq Gill permalink
    December 19, 2017 7:57 am

    Dear Brother,

    We are living in pakistan, we have a prayer group name “PUKKAR PRAYER GROUP many families praying in very congested place and want to make big pray hall and for this faith need your help in shape of fund or gift. If need pictures or video can send you as review.

    My English is not good but you will understand it, awaiting your good news. Can visit personally.Or what is purpose? any question? Many regards.

    Tariq Gill (Evangelist)

    House # 40,
    R. A. Bazar, 51310, Sialkot Cantt,

    Cell : 0324 6156275
    I.D Card # 3460321113685


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