Development grant criteria

Please read this guidance carefully before submitting an application to make sure your organisation is eligible.

Our Development Grant scheme provides core funding to support organisations to implement a step change in their development and therefore build increased resilience for the future.  Grants are available from £10,000 up to £80,000 for a duration of 6 months to 3 years.

We are open minded on the type of initiatives applicants may wish to develop in order to increase their resilience.  Please visit the featured grants section for examples of the developments funded to date.

However, please note we will not provide funding for the following:

  • Appointment of a Trust or Community Fundraiser.
  • Expanding the coverage of a particular service, unless there is a tangible increase in resilience as a result.
  • Match funding, unless associated with a specific development.
  • Covering the loss of a statutory contract or grant income.
  • General running costs.
  • New permanent posts, unless a concrete plan is included in the application about how the post will be funded after the grant ends.

If you have any doubt, please phone our office for an informal chat before submitting on 01707 707078.