The Roughley Trust

How to apply

How to apply for a grant

Meeting timetable

Application form

How to apply for a Gap Year Grant

Terms and conditions

FAQ

Frequently asked questions


On this page:
1. How do I apply for a grant?
2. Do you consider applications from national charities with a branch in Birmingham?
3. Do you consider grants for charities outside Birmingham?
4. Do we have to be a registered charity to apply?
5. Do you support individuals?
6. Do you support animal charities?
7. When is the best time to apply?
8. Do you have a phone contact number?
9. Can an organisation have more than one grant at a time?
10. You have already given us a grant. Can we apply again for the same purpose?
11. Will the Trust fund core costs such as equipment?
12. We are a new charity and do not yet have any audited accounts.
13. Do you acknowledge all applications?
14. When will we hear if our application has been successful?
15. If we are not successful will we be told why, and is there an appeals procedure?
16. Do you expect us to spend the grant within a certain time?


1. How do I apply for a grant?

See How to apply for grants to organisations and How to apply for Gap year grants.

2. Do you consider applications from national charities with a branch in Birmingham?

Trustees do not normally make Grants to National Charities. We may sometimes offer a Grant to a local Birmingham Project with its own local published accounts, even if the Birmingham project is itself part of a National Charity.

3. Do you consider grants outside Birmingham?

In some cases we accept applications for charities near Birmingham if there are strong Birmingham connections. See Eligibility.

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4. Do we have to be a registered charity to apply?

Yes, and your annual turnover must also be less than £1m. Applications from community interest companies, or social enterprises are not accepted.

5. Do you support individuals?

We do award a small number of Gap Year Grants each year to individuals. Priority is given to Applications from Birmingham. See Eligibility.

6. Do you support animal charities?

No.

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7. When is the best time to apply?

The start date is currently July 1 but your application has to be received by October 1, or it will not be considered.

8. Do you have a phone contact number?

No. Correspondence is by email.

9. Can an organisation have more than one grant at a time?

We will only consider one application from each charity.

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10. You have already given us a grant. Can we apply again for the same purpose?

We will consider each application on its merits. In some cases we may offer a further grant for the same purpose.

11. Will the Trust fund core costs such as equipment?

Yes.

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12. We are a new charity and do not yet have any audited accounts.

Send what financial records you have, preferably with an endorsement from a charity known to us. Please see lists of charities supported on the Eligibility page.

13. Do you acknowledge all applications?

Yes, normally within two weeks.

14. When will we hear if our application has been successful?

We write to all successful applicants In November following the meeting. All Grants given are published on the website within about ten days of the meeting.

15. If we are not successful will we be told why, and is there an appeals procedure?

We only write to successful applicants and we will not normally enter into correspondence.

16. Do you expect us to spend the grant within a certain time?

Yes we would expect you to use the grant reasonably soon, certainly within a year.

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