Application Form Attach Required Documents Attach Additional Information Declaration & Submit Email THE APPLICATION FORM Our Funding Application Form (FAF) has been created in ‘portable document format’ (pdf). This means that you can save the form to your computer and edit it from there, before returning to this page to upload it. We use this system, as opposed to a fully online system, because we are aware that not all charities enjoy a reliable internet connection and lost work is something we hope to avoid. 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 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 form, 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 form from where it was saved/downloaded (in most cases, this will be your computer’s ‘downloads’ folder). Step 4: Read the Guidance Notes (see Step 2 to download them) which will help you edit and complete the form correctly. Step 5: Return to this page to upload your completed form (scroll down to the next section). 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. SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION FORM If you have returned to this page after completing the FAF, then simply click the 'Next Page' button below to upload and submit your application, along with any accompanying documents. Upload Required Documents Please upload your completed application and covering letter (which must be from an authorised representative within the charity that is applying). Upload your Covering Letter * PLEASE NOTE: your covering letter must be in one of the following formats: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .jpg, .bmp, .png Upload your completed Application Form * PLEASE NOTE: only our 'pdf' format application form can be accepted by this system Do you wish to upload your accounts? (If 'yes' you be able to do so on the following page) * Yes No If your accounts are available on the Charity Commission website and no more than 18 months old then there is no need to upload them. Upload Additional Documents (Accounts) If you opted to upload your organisation's accounts then you should see an option to do so here. If you have not opted to upload additional information then please click the 'Next Page' button below. Charity Name Email Address For an email receipt, please enter your email address here Declaration * Please check this box to confirm that all of the information you have provided is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge and that you have been authorised to submit this application on behalf of the charity applying. Please note that after pressing the submit button it may take a couple of minutes for your files to send, depending on the file sizes and your internet speed. Please wait patiently. Thank you! If your application does not appear to be uploading, or if you get a message saying 'submission failed', please check that the file types you are trying to submit match those that are accepted by the system (these are noted under each 'choose file' button). Also check the file size of your completed application form (which should be no more than 2MB if it has been completed using our recommended software). To be sure your application has been submitted successfully, this page will display a green box saying the application has been submitted. You should also receive an automatically-generated response to the email address that you provided.