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How to Apply - Main Grant Programme

Main Grants Programme - How to apply?

Please note we do not have an application form but ask that you follow the step by step instructions below.

Step 1 - Check that your application meets the three key criteria of Area, Activity and Organisation listed on the Grants Criteria Page.

Step 2 - Prepare the following information:
a) Your name, address, email and phone number
b) The name, address, e-mail and phone number of the organisation you are applying on behalf of
c) Your registered charity number
d) A brief outline of what your organisation does
e) An outline of what you are specifically seeking grant funding for. It is important that you can explain how the project meets one of our two objectives ie how it provides recreational opportunities or public open space.
f) A copy of your latest signed accounts

If you would like to discuss your ideas before you submit an application please call us on 07768 458551 or alternatively email us at wadescharity@btinternet.com

Step 3 - Submit your application to us by email if possible wadescharity@btinternet.com or post it to us at Wade’s Charity, 69 Holgate Road, York, YO24 4AA

What Happens Next?

If your application meets our three key criteria we will contact you to make an appointment for our Grants Adviser to visit your organisation.

This meeting will enable us to establish further relevant information about the application in order to increase our understanding of your organisation and the activities you are seeking funding for.

The application will then be considered by the board of Trustees at one of their Grants' Meetings, these are usually held in April, July and November. We do not have fixed deadlines as we try to take a flexible approach where possible, but early applications are encouraged as it can take 4-6 weeks to process an application.

Applications should also be submitted at the earliest opportunity as grants will not be awarded for projects that have already taken place.

All successful applicants will be asked to submit a written report on the use of the grant for consideration by Trustees. These reports may also be used in our publicity and on the website. Follow up visits may be made to some applicants. Submitting a report within the required time frame is crucial to the success of any future applications.

If your application does not meet our three key criteria of Area, Activity and Organisation we will contact you to tell you.


Grants Refusal Policy

In any one year the Trust receives more applications for funding than it can afford to support. The Trustees go to considerable lengths to ensure that every appeal for funding that is within our stated charitable objectives receives a full and fair hearing. We inform every applicant of the outcome of their application in writing by post or email as soon as possible and when doing so, advise all applicants that we do not give feedback on individual applications. This is because of the number of applications we receive and the desire to minimise the costs of administering our grants programme in order to maximise the size of our grants budget.

Whilst Trustees’ decisions are final, our Charity Adviser is available to discuss potential applications with organisations and individuals prior to submission, to consider how projects might fit with our funding priorities and criteria. Applicants can then make a decision about whether to submit an application. We believe that investing time in clarifying questions about future applications is likely to be more beneficial than discussing previous applications.


Data Protection and Privacy Statement

Wade’s Charity is required by law to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998.  The Charity is committed to ensure that members of the organisation comply with this Act to ensure the confidentiality of any personal data held in whatever medium. 

As part of our grant-making activities, Wade’s Charity processes and uses data that applicants and grantees provide about their projects, organisations, beneficiaries and the applicants themselves. We obtain and use such information to assess applications, monitor the use of funding, conduct evaluations and publicise our grant-making.  This includes transfer to and use by such individuals and organisations as we deem appropriate, but we won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we don’t pass on your details to other websites.

We may pass on your personal information if we have a legal obligation to do so, or if the requirement to submit a report following the award of a grant is not met.