NB We are putting on hold funding to new organisations aside those that have a specific role in response to covid-19 (policy or service delivery) between now and August 2020.
Once we have assessed your outline grant proposal and discussed your work, we will ask you to share key strategic documents for your organisation. As our partnerships are based on unrestricted funding, we don’t have a lengthy bespoke form. Instead we ask for supporting information that we will need. We are happy to receive information prepared for another purpose (eg reports to trustees or another funder) if it meets our needs. A checklist can be found here: application
We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of children and young people by a commitment to practice which protects them.
Charities we fund will have good child protection and safeguarding through establishing a positive organisational culture and a number of complementary procedures and checks. We expect all charities we fund to have in place, and annually review, a child protection policy and practical procedures to safeguard young people’s welfare.
We ask for an update at the end of each year (every 6 months for larger grants over £40,000 pa) and a final report and conversation at the conclusion of three years. We are particularly interested in your learning, and what you have heard from young people over this time.
We would prefer that organisations do not feel the need to produce bespoke reports on our behalf, but rather are able to share the information that you are already producing internally or indeed, for other funders which you feel is most relevant to us. This could include evaluations that you have commissioned, internal impact data or feedback from young people on your services.
We do not prescribe outcomes measures that we are expecting, but rather are interested in understanding how you go about learning, adapting and measuring progress throughout the life time of our grants. We tend not to commission evaluations for numerous reasons which we’d be happy to discuss.
When sending information, we prefer correspondence via email rather than post.