Apply for a grant
Our funding round is now closed, our next funding round will open at 9am on Thursday 1st September.
Please ensure you have read our funding guide before applying.
Our funds are focused on charities and good causes in the north of England.
Enter a postcode for the proposed activities to find the Trust for your area:
Use this document to save and answer questions in advance. You will not be able to save the live application form.
We accept a limited number of applications in each round. This meant that our most recent funding round closed after 3 hours.
If you require assistance filling in online forms please contact us.
2022 funding rounds will open at 9am on:
May 2nd - Closed, decisions sent May 31st
June 1st - Closed, decisions June 30th
July 1st - closed, decisions by July 31st
September 1st - decisions by September 30th
October 3rd - decisions by October 31st
New funding options in 2022
We have been listening to feedback from previous applicants and to the need in the third sector as the pandemic continues.
We are delighted to offer an increase in the value of grants this year. The higher level of grant available (£25,000) is now open to Community Interest Companies and community benefit societies for the first time. The amount available to other types of non profit organisations has also grown to £2,500.
Organisations now have a longer period in which to deliver activities – 18 months from payment of the grant. In order to better serve good causes we are also challenging ourselves to deliver funding within two months of an application.
Finally, 2022 is the year in which we venture into unrestricted funding for smaller charities and good causes. Organisations that undertake activities that we do not fund (Funding Guide) are still able to apply for project-based funding.