How to apply

We would encourage you to contact the team for an informal discussion before submitting an application for funding. Applications for over £4,000 should arrive at least five weeks before the Trustee Meetings outlined below.

Before submitting an application form, please ensure that you can answer YES to the following questions:

  • is your organisation a registered charity or pursuing charitable objectives and operating in the interest of your community?
  • is your project based in Cumbria / North Lancashire?
  • is your project supporting the development and aspiration of children or young people who may be excluded from opportunities?
  • can you send us a copy of your most recent signed accounts?

Application form

For a copy of an Application Form please click here to download a Word document which you can fill in and submit by e-mail or post. For a paper version please phone, e-mail or write to the office (see contact us for details).

Trustee Meetings

All grant awards over £4,000 are decided at one of three Trustee meetings held each year.  Please contact the staff for exact dates of the application deadline which is five weeks before each meeting.  Meetings are usually held at the following times:

  • mid March
  • early July
  • mid November

Applications for grants of less than £4,000 will be considered at Small Grants meetings every 3-4 weeks.