Applications from organisations that are running a commercial business as their primary objective, but also have charitable status, will not be considered. Such organisations are likely to include theatres, art galleries and museums aimed at the paying public. In addition, applications from institutions of higher education will not be considered. If in doubt, please contact the Grants Administrator before making an application.
Who can apply
The Charity welcomes applications from registered charities and charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) in Westminster or those outside the area that assist Westminster residents. Applications from such organisations are given priority and will be considered at Trustees' meetings throughout the year.
At a recent Board meeting, the Trustees took the decision to discontinue funding for national charities. Given the increasing pressure on the grants budget, Trustees have decided to prioritise funding for Westminster charities but consideration will also be given to local charities in neighbouring boroughs who help significant numbers of Westminster residents. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact the Grants Administrator.
How to apply
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You will be given the opportunity to preview the questions on the form together with guidance notes for each section before registering and starting the application process.
If you are a new applicant, it will be necessary to meet with you before any application can be submitted to Trustees.
We recommend you submit your application in plenty of time. Applications arriving just before or on the deadline date run the risk of being deferred to the next meeting, as there will be insufficient time to resolve any queries.
The Charity holds four meetings a year and awards grants ranging from £500 to £10,000. All grants are made at Trustees' discretion.
Our online Application Form is temporarily suspended but we are continuing to accept requests for funding. The next scheduled meeting is 2 September - please submit your request on no more than two sides of A4 and email it to email@example.com by 5pm on Monday 24 August.