The Trust is open to applications from individuals and community groups for the range of grants detailed in our schemes.  Application forms appear on the Grant System page of this website.  Applicants wishing  paper application forms can request these be sent in the mail by calling 07525120966.

For most application types the Trust gathers applications and processes these in Rounds.  There is a grant Round every two months.  On the dates shown below all completed applications received since the last Round closed are batched together and allocated for assessment.  Satisfactory applications are put to the Trust Board for decision around six weeks after the Round closing date.  This means that the earliest you can expect to get a decision on a grant application is usually as shown below.

Next Deadline – 21 February 2019   Completed applications received by this date will be assessed during March 2019 and considered by the Trust Board in April 2019.

  • 21 April 2019  Completed applications received by this date will be assessed during May 2019 and considered by the Trust Board in June 2019.
  • 21 June 2019  Completed applications received by this date will be assessed during July 2019 and considered by the Trust Board in August 2019.
  • 21 August 2019  Completed applications received by this date will be assessed during September 2019 and considered by the Trust Board in October 2019.
  • 21 September 2019  Completed applications received by this date will be assessed during October 2019 and considered by the Trust Board in November 2019.

Hardship Grant applications and Apprentice Grant applications may be submitted at any time.  The Trust will prioritise these types of grant for an early decision.

Applications for large grants for community groups (over £20k – a two part process) have a different timescale as they may be subject to additional assessment by the Trust and our funders including SSE.

If you want to find out more and to apply under the Trust’s Medical Adaptation Grant and Loan Award Scheme – for households in medical distress – Please contact the Project Coordinator on 07525120966  or the Trust Administrator at any time.   There are funds unallocated in the scheme (as at 17 January 2019)  admin@sfctrust.org.uk