Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Will I be able to publicise any support promised by the Trust?

The Trust actively encourages successful applicants to seek publicity for the grants we award. Positive news coverage often inspires other community organisations to feel confident about developing their own projects. In turn this may lead to new applications from qualifying organisations and projects. It also raises awareness in the community of both the Trust’s and the applicant’s activities.

We will usually contact successful applicants to arrange media coverage. Applicants making their own arrangements should contact us in advance to obtain approval for the wording of any statements or press releases.

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2. Are there any conditions attached to grants?

In certain circumstances the Trustees may determine that they will support an application provided certain conditions are met. These will be explained very clearly in writing, setting out the terms on which a grant may be made, for example: where a grant is being offered subject to confirmation of funding from other sources; any conditions pertaining to grants that might be spread over more than one year. Trustees will normally expect annual reports during the course of a project lasting more than one year and/or a full report at the conclusion of a project on its delivery, detailing whether and how objectives have been met.

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3. Will my application be acknowledged?

Applications will not normally be acknowledged. We may need to contact you for additional information to support your application.

All applicants will be notified by letter or e mail in due course whether or not their application has been successful.

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4. What information is required in order to make an application?

The application form can be found here. Your application will be considered more quickly if you submit information supporting it in this format. If you are unable to complete any part of it, please indicate the reason for this on the application form itself and submit additional information in a different format. Please note that formula applications are unlikely to be successful.

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5. How long does the grant application process take?

Trustees meet to consider applications approximately four times a year. In order for papers to be circulated in advance for consideration by Trustees, we recommend that you submit your application as early as possible and certainly no later than three months before you need a decision on funding for your project.

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6. How do I make an application?

Applications should be submited online. Alternatively applicants may download or print the form available on this website for completion and post it to Strand House, Pilgrims Way, Monks Horton, Ashford, Kent TN25 6DR.

Applicants are asked to ensure that all sections of the application form are completed in full, since Trustees will need to take into account all the information requested in order to reach a decision.

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