Our Funding Application Form (FAF) has been created in a ‘portable document format’ (pdf). This means that - even if you have an unreliable internet connection - you can save the FAF to your computer and edit it from there, before returning to this webpage to upload it.

The following five steps are recommended to complete the form correctly:


STEP 1: Make sure that your computer has an up-to-date version of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed.

Other pdf editors may not display all the features of the form correctly, meaning that we may have difficulties processing your application. Adobe is the most commonly-used pdf editor and it is available free-of-charge from this link.


STEP 2: Click here to download our FAF AND click here to download the accompanying Guidance Notes.

Please note that some internet browsers may open these documents in a new window or tab. If this is the case for you then please make sure you save the FAF to your computer before editing it - editing through a web browser may cause you to lose your work. Each web browser is different but, to save the FAF, you are probably looking for a downward-pointing arrow towards the top right of the opened form, which you will need to click.


STEP 3: Open the FAF from where it was saved/downloaded (in most cases, this will be your computer’s ‘downloads’ folder).


STEP 4: Fill in the FAF, with the help of our accompanying Guidance Notes (see Step 2, above, to download these).

PLEASE NOTE: If your charity is seeking support for a project that is outside of the UK you will be asked to upload a statement with your application explaining how your organisation's overseas operations are governed and monitored by its UK office. Also, we would like to know how local people and.or beneficiaries are involved with the project's design, delivery and monitoring.


STEP 5: Click here to upload your completed FAF and any associated documents.


If you have any difficulties with the form or our application system then please do get in touch on 0300 111 1937 or via the contact us page on this website.