There are no application deadlines or restrictions on re-applying - apply at any time.
Apply online. We acknowledge by email within a week and decide whether to take it further within a month.
Answer a set of questions from a Grants or Social Investment Manager. We make a decision in 2 - 4 months.
We're sorry, but Grants Managers are not able to meet or speak to applicants before they apply because of the high number of applications we receive each year. We are working to reduce this number, so that we can offer more help and advice to applicants in future.
1. What do you aim to achieve under our funding priorities?
Referring to the Guidance for Grant Applicants, under the Esmée sector and funding priority you are applying to, use up to 350 words to:
2. How will our funding support you in delivering your change?
3. A brief description of your organisation and its relevant track record.
Use up to 300 words to:
If you are an organisation we already fund, or have met, you will be invited to send in a 1st stage application by a Grants Manager and emailed a link. You will also be asked to submit up to three key outcomes you hope to achieve in the course of a grant.
Once you've started the application form, you can save and return to it at any time by clicking on 'Save my progress and resume later'. After providing an email address and password, you will receive a confirmation email which will contain the link to return to your in-progress application form.
After submitting your application, you will receive an email with a summary sheet of your application for your own records.
If you have any questions on the application process, please check the FAQs or contact us at email@example.com or 020 7812 3700.
Unfortunately we receive far more applications than we are able to fund. Of the 1,300 first-stage applications we received last year, 81% were turned down. We have no restrictions on reapplying, but you should look at why we turn down applications before deciding to submit another application.
We appreciate how challenging fundraising can be and if your work doesn't fit with our priorities please see our other sources of funding help.
Tel: 020 7812 3700
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