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Please read our ‘what we fund‘ page before applying to make sure you meet our criteria.

Applications for our Autumn 2023 grants round are now closed. Please check back again soon for updates on our next round of grants.

Application process

We will only consider applications made on our online application form. You may be interested to read some feedback from our recent grantees on what it was like to apply.

The application form will ask questions about:

  • Where your charity is based, the local need, and the issues you are working to address
  • What you want to do with the grant
  • Your organisation’s track record
  • How you will collaborate with other organisations
  • How you will ensure you are supporting a wide range of people and communities and reaching those most in need
  • How you will know if your work has been successful

You will also be asked about the management and governance of your organisation; to submit a budget; and to confirm that your most recent accounts are available online at the Charity Commission for England and Wales; or to send us this document.

How will grants be assessed?

The Philip and Connie Phillips Foundation’s Board of Trustees will make decisions on all grants. We anticipate many more eligible organisations applying that we can fund, and we will use our criteria, the application form questions and an analysis of your Trustees’ report and accounts to make decisions. On occasion we may ask further clarifying questions or want to speak to someone from your organisation to find out more about your work and how we could help.

The Trustees’ decisions are final. Unfortunately, we will not be able to give feedback on individual applications. If you are unsuccessful you will be able to reapply one year after your application.

What happens if a grant is agreed?

If we can support your organisation you will be asked to complete a Grant Offer terms and conditions document.

We will also ask you to complete a short monitoring form at the completion of your grant, or at the end of each year if a multi-year grant.