Then what happens? Full Application and Assessment.
Once you have completed your Initial Application Form, we’ll review it and let you know if for any reason it doesn't fit our eligibility criteria.
If it does fit, you'll be contacted soon after the application deadline and will be advised if your application will be taken forward. The local Grant Manager will then be in touch and will usually arrange a visit to better understand the work of the charity and discuss your application.
If the Grant Manager advises that your application should progress further, for Invest grants you'll be asked to complete a full application. No additional application information is required for Enable grants. The decision to award each charity with a grant is made by our grants panel.
Step 1: Check Your Eligibility
The following pages will detail the Eligibility Criteria for our Invest and Enable grants. This is outlined to avoid disappointment at a later stage so please read it carefully. Throughout the following pages, where you see you can click the symbol for further information.
Note: even if you have been eligible for a grant from us in the past, you need to ensure you continue to meet our eligibility criteria.
- You must be a Charity or Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) registered with the Charity Commission
- Your charity must have an income between £25,000 and £1 million
The only exception to this is support to people aged under 17 that are:
- Young parents
- Looked after children and learning disabled young people moving into independent living
- Your charity must be supporting people facing multiple disadvantage through one or more of our specified transition points, outlined below.
Supporting people facing multiple disadvantage at key ‘Transition Points’
Our grants fund charities that are working with people experiencing multiple disadvantage at one of the following critical points in their life.
People experiencing multiple disadvantage have poor outcomes across a range of dimensions of life. The effects of several disadvantages acting together can be more difficult for people to overcome than just a single aspect of disadvantage.
To be eligible to apply, your charity must be supporting people facing multiple disadvantage through one or more of these transition points. Our grants do not support work on transition points that differ from the ones listed.
Issue being faced by service user
|Children and young people leaving a care situation||
|People moving from community based or institutional care for mental ill health||
We receive many more applications for funding work to support employment than we are able to fund. We will only support work that is targeted at people that experience multiple disadvantage and are farthest from the job market, that provides extensive support and is able to evidence success in placing beneficiaries into paid work. We do not fund job clubs, general volunteering and employment support or basic skills unless these are elements of an overall package of support.
|To independent living for those with a learning disability||
We are interested in supporting work that helps people with a learning disability to move into living independently outside of the family or residential home. We do not fund work that helps support people to live more independently whilst remaining resident in these settings.
|From dependency on alcohol, drugs, gambling||
|From an abusive or exploitative relationship – domestic violence||
|From trafficking or sexual exploitation||
|To UK settlement – refugees and asylum seekers||
|To parenthood for young parents||
|Those taking on caring responsibilities||
|For older people losing independence||
Before continuing, please confirm that your answer the following questions is ‘Yes’:
1. Do you meet all of the 'basic criteria' outlined above?
2. Can you confirm that your charity's work fits with one of the 'transition points' listed?
If your answer is ‘No’ to either of these questions, we recommend you do not continue with this application.Proceed