Application process

Our application process is straightforward but you will need to gather together various documents and pieces of information.

Before you start work on an application, read What we fund and What we don’t fund to ensure your campaign is eligible.

Check our Important dates. You need to be aware of our deadlines if you are applying for more than £10,000.


Application process

1. Outline proposal
2. Full application online submission



1. Outline proposal

Please submit a short outline of your proposal, maximum two sides of A4 in Word or Open Doc format, to for initial assessment. This will enable us to advise you quickly if your proposal aligns with JRRT’s grant-giving aims and our priorities.

For grants over £10,000, the next deadline for outline proposals is in the Important dates section. Applications for a grant under £10,000 can be made at any time. (But please be aware that small grant applications will take longer to process if they are submitted to coincide with a large grant round.)

Your outline should include:

  • The name and legal status of your organisation (including your company number if you have one)
  • The total amount you are applying for and the duration of the project
  • A summary of your proposed application – tell us what you want to do, why you want to do it, and what you aim to change as a result of your campaign

You can use the questions set out in the Writing your application guidance to help you draft your outline.

We will acknowledge receipt of your outline proposal and aim to send feedback within three working days. You will be advised if your proposal is eligible to move to a full application or not.

This assessment is made by staff so it is important to note the following: if you are given the go-ahead, it is not a guarantee of a grant as decisions are made by JRRT’s board of directors. If you are advised not to apply, please be assured that your proposal has been properly considered.


2. Full application online submission

If you get the go ahead, please use the questions set out in the Writing your application guidance to help you structure and write your full application.

To download this guidance as a PDF, please click here

All final applications must be made online. You will need the following information to hand:

  • Organisation name
  • Legal name, if different
  • Full postal address
  • Legal status of organisation
  • Company registration number, if applicable
  • Contact name
  • Contact email address
  • Your position in organisation
  • Website address
  • Social media accounts
  • Grant amount requested
  • Title of your campaign
  • A brief summary of your campaign
  • The outcomes you hope to achieve
  • When you want the grant to start and finish
  • Length of grant
  • Details of your board or steering group
  • Whether your organisation pays the real Living Wage

You will need to upload the following:

  • Your completed application document
  • Recent accounts – we may need to ask for additional financial information; we’ll be in touch to request this if required
  • Annual report (if available)
  • CV (if applying as an individual)

Click here to begin your online application