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Who Can Apply?

Which Projects are likely to be considered favourably?

How much can we apply for?

Questions that you need to answer?

How to ensure a successful application?

How is your application considered?

 

WHO CAN APPLY?

Applications are considered from registered charities and small community groups whose work is based around the Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire region and is focused on the needs of vulnerable and disaffected children and young people up to the age of 23.

It should be noted that the Trust can only make grants available for projects or groups that exist for charitable purposes.

WHICH PROJECTS ARE LIKELY TO BE CONSIDERED FAVOURABLY?

Projects will be assessed as to the positive difference they will make to children and young people with regard to one or more of the following:

  • Early life experiences, particularly for those whose personal circumstances are challenging and difficult.

  • Emotional, social and physical safety and/or well-being.

  • Personal safety and protection from harm and neglect.

  • Involvement in activities that help them overcome barriers to education and employment and to achieve their full potential in life.

  • Development of independent life and work skills.

  • Prevention from entering the judicial system.

HOW MUCH CAN WE APPLY FOR?

Ordinarily one-off grants of between £250 and £5,000 are awarded for appropriate projects which can demonstrate that they will make a difference to children and young people. However, depending on the circumstances and subject to approval of Trustees larger grants may be considered.

HOW DO WE APPLY?

Your application will be considered by the Trustees, and you will be contacted soon after their decision, which is final.

Please then send your application to Turners Court Youth Trust either by: Email to grants@turnerscourt.org.uk or post to the registered address:

30 High Street, Wendover, Buckinghamshire HP22 6EA and mark the envelope ‘TCYT Grant Application’.

Your application will be considered by the Trustees, and you will be contacted soon after their decision, which is final.

QUESTIONS THAT YOU NEED TO ANSWER

  • What are the stated aims and objectives of your organisation?

  • If your organisation has charitable status, please quote your registered charity number. If you are a community group please append a copy of your constitution.

  • What is the financial state of your organisation? A set of the previous year’s financial accounts should be attached.

  • What is the purpose and description of the activity for which the grant is requested?

  • How will the project make a difference to the recipients and how will you measure the outcomes?

  • How much are you asking for?

  • How is the activity or project costed? You should attach a clear financial breakdown of the activity for which you are seeking funding.

  • Who else is being asked or has agreed to provide funding? Details of all actual and potential donors, together with the amounts they are considering, or have agreed to fund, should be given.

  • How is your organisation run? e.g. The management structure of your organisation including details of any trustee or management board, a list of your policies and a copy of your child protection policy.

  • How can we contact you? A contact name, address, telephone and email, if possible, must be included in the documentation.

HOW TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION

  • Answer all 10 questions carefully and clearly.

  • Only apply for activities to do with children and young people below the age of 23.

  • Only apply if your organisation is in the Buckinghamshire, Berkshire or Oxfordshire areas.

  • Clearly demonstrate how the activity(ies) will make a difference and how you will measure that difference.

  • Supply any additional information which you think will support your application.

HOW IS YOUR APPLICATION CONSIDERED?

If the Trust feels that your application appears to fulfil the criteria for a grant a Trustee will be nominated to make contact with you to discuss your application.

The Trustee will want to know a bit more in depth about the questions and answers. The Trustee will also want to keep in touch with your project should it be successful in obtaining a grant and will discuss how feedback will be provided.

The nominated Trustee will present his/her findings and recommendations to the Board at the next meeting of Trustees.