Please note the last Expression of Interest round for small grant applications has now closed.

The deadline for applications (for those who have received a positive response to EOI application) is 10 August 2018.

Expressions of Interest are now open for the closing round, which is a one-off round of funding with grants available up to £300k. If you would like to apply for a grant and you have not already sent in an EOI for a small grant, please fill in an EOI for the closing round here. 

Follow these steps to apply for small grants:

Step 1: Read the Small Grant Application Guidance document

  • First, applicant organisations must read the Small Grant Application Guidance document. This is available to download below. 
  • This is vital as all key eligibility information is included. Only eligible organisation and projects will be considered.  

We have recently updated this guidance document, so please ensure you are using the latest version.

Step 2: Complete the online Expression of Interest form

Please note EOIs are now closed for this round

  • To confirm suitability, applicant organisations must first complete our online expression of interest form, outlining the project concept. 
  • Applicants are strongly advised to send in the expression of interest as early as possible in order to allow sufficient time between confirmation of eligibility and the relevant application deadline. 

Step 3: Read the Grant Agreement - Terms and Conditions document

  • All applicants are required to read the Grant Agreement - Terms and Conditions document.
  • This outlines the terms and conditions of the CPF. It is available for download below. 

Step 4: Complete the online application form

  • Once eligibility has been confirmed, applicant organisations are then invited to complete the online application form.
  • A project budget must be uploaded to the online application form. A template is available to download below. 
  • A project plan must also be uploaded to the online application form. A template is available to download below.
  • Some supporting documents are also required, and are outlined in the online application form.

Application timeline

  • Small grant decisions are made on a quarterly basis in December, March, June and September. 
  • Although small grant Expressions of Interest can be submitted at any time, please take note of the cut off dates below.
  • Expressions of Interest should be submitted well in advance of the application deadline in order to provide time for our feedback to be considered and a full application developed.
Expression of interest cut off date Deadline for applications Approval meeting
20 July 2018 10 August 2018 September 2018