Applications for funding: Guidelines for applicants
The maximum grant awarded from the main fund is £1000. Please bear in mind that this is the top sum and that we frequently offer to make contributions of less than £1000.
The Trust cannot award grants for work associated with political parties.
Please note that the Trust cannot subsidise costs for undergraduate or postgraduate studies.
There is no rule limiting the number of applications any one candidate may make, although no more than one grant can be awarded in any 24 months to any applicant.
The Trust will not consider the payment of recurring salaries. It will consider the payment of fees specifically related to the project proposal. In respect of such fees the applicant must make clear how the payment is comprised: specifically the expected hours of work on the project and the total payment. The Trust supports good employment practice and requires any payments to comply with minimum wage standards in the country where the project is to be carried out and to be in accordance with any collective agreement negotiated with an independent trade union where such exist.
The Secretary will be pleased to comment on draft proposals.
All recipients will be expected to submit a concise report back on completion of their projects.
Meeting dates: The Trust meets three times a year to consider grant applications – in February, June and October. The deadline for applications for any particular meeting is the end of the month prior to that meeting – i.e. 31 January, 31 May and 30 September. The Trust replies to all requests, irrespective of whether they have been successful. We aim to provide a response within one month following the application deadline.
All completed application forms should be sent to the Secretary at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org