Grants

GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA

The Trust aims to empower local communities to make a difference, by supporting:

  •  The provision of Emergency Aid
  • Volunteering among young people
  • The enhancement of skills among young people

The GBCT welcomes grant applications from individuals, groups, communities and charities that are pursuing these aims and where its contribution can make a real difference.  Trustees are particularly keen to support small organisations or groups that make a direct impact on communities

The Trust has few restrictions on the purpose for which a grant may be made, providing it is in keeping with the aims.  Capital investments, expeditions, projects and other costs will be considered.

The Trustees are unable to fund:

  • Charities registered outside the United Kingdom
  • Projects with a majority focus outside of the United Kingdom
  • Political Parties

An application should clearly explain:

  1. Who the target users/recipients will be
  2. What the anticipated outcomes will be
  3. How many people will benefit from the work
  4. Is this an existing project?  How is it progressing to date?
  5. A detailed budget, with details of where any additional funding will come from
  6. Timelines for delivery
  7. Child Protection – If the beneficiaries of the grant are under 18 years old, please submit your child protection policy or safeguarding policy.  If this is not possible, please contact us for advice.

GENERAL INFORMATION ON GRANTS

  • Grants are generally made as single payments.
  • Unsuccessful grant applicants must wait 12 months from the date of rejection before resubmitting.
  • Grants for periods of longer than one year may be considered.
  • A follow up report will be required – usually at the conclusion of the project or activity or after 12 months – whichever is the sooner or appropriate.  The timeframe for a report will be listed as a condition alongside the confirmation of a grant.

APPLICATIONS

  • All applications should be made using the form below and submitted via email or post.
  • The Trust has no deadline for applications and will acknowledge all requests if submitted on the appropriate form.  Trustees tend to meet 6 times a year.  Applications will be considered at Trustee meetings.
  • Applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted following a Trustee meeting when written confirmation will be required of the project or activity that is seeking a grant.  Further information or an interview may be requested.
  • To comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, applicants must consent to the use of personal data supplied by them in the processing and review of their application. This includes transfer to and use by such individuals and organisations as the Trust deems appropriate. The Trust requires the assurance of the applicant that personal data about any other individual is supplied to the Trust with his/her consent. At the point of submitting an online application, applicants are asked to confirm this consent and assurance.

All grants are made at the discretion of the trustees and their decisions are final.


FORMS

Application form [Word] [PDF]

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