The Chrysalis Trust has announced a grant program to UK registered charities providing public benefit. The trust is able to provide support for both capital projects and core funding.
- Relief of poverty and disability;
- Provision of access to shelter, education, healthcare, and water;
- Less popular and hard to fund activities/projects.
All grants are made at the discretion of the trustees without discrimination on any grounds. Amongst other things, the trustees will consider the following criteria:
- The ability of the applicant to demonstrate that they provide public benefit;
- The impact the grant will make;
- The number of people the grant will benefit and for how long;
- How any shortfall in funding for the project will be raised;
- The time scale for the project.
- Please DO NOT apply unless you are registered with the UK Charities Commission;
- No research – academic or medical;
- No holidays or outings;
- No arts or entertainment activities;
- No animal welfare;
- No local appeals outside of the North East of England;
- No general appeals. There will be no response to general appeal communications.
What will happen after you apply?
- You will receive an acknowledgment that your application has been received.
- Applications that pass an agreed preliminary screening process are considered at a meeting of the full Board of Trustees twice a year – usually in June and January.
- Submission deadlines are midnight (GMT) on 15th May and 15th December respectively.
- They aim to let applicants know whether or not their application has reached the final stage of the consideration process within 2 weeks of the trustees meeting at which the application is being considered.
- Applicants that reach the final stage will be asked to supply further information for the due diligence process including the contact details of two individuals who are able to provide a reference (usually from organizations that have provided funds previously).
What are the terms and conditions of a grant?
- Successful applicants will be asked to sign a simple grant agreement setting out their obligations in relation to the grant.
- Grants must be used for the purposes outlined in the application. If the project is unable to go ahead as planned they are happy to consider variations as to how the money is to be spent, however, the money must not be used for any other purposes without the agreement. It must be returned if the project does not go ahead.
- Recipients of a grant will be required to provide a report on the funded project to the trustees every 3 months of receiving the grant.
For more information, visit http://www.chrysalis-trust.co.uk/apply.php