Development grant criteria

We have amended our criteria. Please read this guidance carefully before submitting an application to make sure you are still eligible.

Our Development Grant Scheme provides core funding to support organisations to implement a step change in their development and therefore build increased sustainability for the future.  We are open minded on the type of initiatives applicants may wish to develop in order to increase their sustainability.  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 sustainability as a result.
  • Match funding, unless associated with a sustainability development.
  • Covering the loss of a statutory contract or grant income.
  • General running costs.