Yes if you have a reason, i.e. your organisation is very young or very small. We carry out due diligence checks during our assessment so you will still need to be able to discuss your financial health in detail with us.
We have a two stage process so your ideas are reviewed at stage 1 and the full project proposal at stage 2. We are a small team and unfortunately do not have lots of time to discuss ideas. Please trust the process and submit your ideas with a stage 1 application. If your application is invited to stage 2 there will be opportunity to have an in-depth discussion with a member of the grants team.
Our upper limit is £200,000 though we would expect any project applying at the top end of this scale to be able to demonstrate a very close fit with our programme aims. The budget can of course cover up to five years, on average most projects are 1-2 years long.
Our practice is to pay quarterly in arrears against activity that has already happened. This will require you to send in an invoice. This means that you can start a project quite soon after approval, as you will only invoice us for costs after the close of the first quarter.
We strive to provide a high-level of customer service and be responsive to your needs, within the resource constraints we have to operate to. Should you be unhappy with the way your application or grant is being administered, please raise this with your main contact in the first instance, who will try to put things right.
If you are unhappy with the way in which your contact has tried to address your concerns and would like to raise a formal complaint, please write to the Foundation Director, who will try to resolve the matter. If your complaint relates to the Foundation Director, please write to the Chair of the Foundation.