If you are a voluntary organisation or community group providing services and activities for Fulham people on low incomes, you can apply for project funding either for a one-off grant or for a grant towards running costs.
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ORGANISATION GUIDANCE >
The Trustees welcome applications from any organisation or local group, whether registered as a charity or not, that can show that the grant requested will help people on low incomes who live within the Charity’s area of benefit.
Although the Trustees can fund projects and organisations that include people from outside Fulham they can only give money to cover the costs of the Fulham people involved.
You can apply for a grant for general running costs, equipment or special projects but you must be able to show that your organisation or group is well organised and will not depend on the Charity for continued funding.
We welcome applications from small, emerging and minority ethnic organisations.
The Trustees meet every two months. The Clerk to the Trustees may ask to visit your organisation before your application is considered.
The Charity’s grants can only be used for the purpose for which they were requested and are given on the condition that the Trustees are sent a full report at the end of the funding period to show how the money was used and what benefits it brought to the group of beneficiaries.
You can ask the Charity to match funding raised from other sources but not for any purpose for which funding is available from central or local government.
The Charity does not respond to general funding appeals or give grants for trips outside the United Kingdom.
HOW MUCH CAN MY ORGANISATION APPLY FOR? >
There is no restriction on the amount you can request but all grants are made at the Trustees’ discretion after full consideration of each application and you cannot appeal against their decision. Grants are normally made for one year.
As a guideline, we would suggest a figure of anything up to £5,000 in any given year, although we would consider arguments for higher amounts.
ORGANISATION CHECKLIST >
To get a good idea of how we apply our criteria, click here to view a checklist used by us as a part of the initial screening process. We strongly advise that you consider the extent to which your application is liable satisfy the queries as set out, and make any amendments accordingly.
If after reading the notes, you are in doubt about whether we will help fund your organisation's project, then please call us on 020 7386 9387 to discuss your request.
ORGANISATION APPLICATION FORM >
Organisational grant applications can be made with the application form below.
An application form may alternatively be requested by phone or email.
SENDING US YOUR APPLICATION FORM >
Forms can be returned to our office by hand, by post, or by email (click here for details) But, if you wish to discuss your application, please contact us in advance, by telephone or email.
Please make sure all completed applications include (n particular) an up to date telephone contact number and/or email address.
WHERE WE ARE UNABLE TO HELP >
Please be aware of the following exclusions:
We do not normally help those who are homeowners
We do not help those not in our area of benefit
We do not give cash grants (unless they are to be administered by an agency)
We do not give grants retrospectively or pay arrears on utility bills
We do not provide funds for funerals
We do not provide wheelchairs or electric scooters
We do not provide computer equipment of any sort, unless you are housebound
We do not provide dishwashers unless there is a medical need
We do not provide items that government, local government, or other agencies are required to provide by law
We do not usually provide items (other than clothing or books) where the individual purchase value is less than £15.
We prefer not to give grants where we receive repeat requests. (i.e. if we have already funded something, before.)
We are extremely unlikely to meet requests for which funding may be available from other places. This is inclusive of organizations who have large reserves, or who are not exploring a full range of alternative funding options.
Please note: if we can't help, there may still be people who can. Some examples of other organisations you might try are listed in the Word document you can access by clicking here.