Once we have assessed your online grant proposal and decided to move to the next stage, we will get in touch and ask you to complete an application form for core funding which provides a checklist of supporting information that we will need.
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.
Once a grant is agreed, we require a 6 monthly update for grants over £40,000. For all grants we ask for an update at the end of each year, and a final report and conversation at the conclusion of three years, and are particularly interested in the learning that has been developed. 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 they are already producing internally or indeed, for other funders which they 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 you must comply with, 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.