Success rates 2016-17

We’ve been updating our success rates for the last little while and now can gather the last year together. The below are the decisions we made between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017:


Higher or lower success rates

Having a high success rate doesn’t unfortunately guarantee receiving a grant. This also means on the flipside having a lower success rate doesn’t mean you wot get funding.

Clean break LP 4796Also, success rates change. If we have an increase or decrease in applications received this will affect how many we can fund.

Overall, it is best to make as strong a case as you can when applying.


Not everyone gets to make an application and these aren’t included in the above success rates. With the majority of our funds an applicant has to contact us to discuss their project/activity. If there is potential, an application will be supplied.

Stage two applications

With some of our funds there is a ‘two-stage’ application process. This means if your first application (stage one) is successful you will then receive a stage two application.

Stage two applications generally have a higher success rate as fewer organisations end up applying to this. Stage two applications for large grants for improving lives had a 94% success rate between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2016. Community Assets stage two was 100%. The numbers of applications received for these are significantly lower than ‘one-stage’ (for example Awards for All) and stage one applications.



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