The Trust does not have an application form. Application is by letter so that organisations can express themselves in their own words.
However, the following information must be included in any application to enable the Trustees to make an informed decision on whether or not to fund your organisation.
- A brief description of the organisation’s history, background, aims, objectives and achievements
- A full description of the project requiring funding – what do you want to do, who will be involved, where will it take place and how will it be managed? Which aspect are you applying to this Trust for?
- How have you identified the need for this work?
- What difference or changes will the project make in people’s skills, knowledge, feelings or behaviour (i.e. what are the projected outcomes)?
- What activities/services will you carry out to achieve these changes (ie what key targets have you set – whenever possible these should be numerical)?
- How do you intend to monitor and evaluate the work so that you know whether or not you have been successful?
- What is the income and expenditure budget for the project? Please identify clearly
- funding already secured and for which items
- those items for which you are applying to this Trust
- funding received from statutory sources as this Trust can only assist those aspects of an organisation’s work that have to be funded from voluntary income
- items still outstanding and funding applications still pending
- What is the proposed timetable for the project?
In addition please attach:
- Details of a referee who is independent of your organisation but knows your work well and has given permission to be contacted and provide a reference
- A copy of your most recent Annual Report and full Audited Accounts
Applications should be sent to:
Miss Agnes H Hunter’s Trust
55-56 Queen Street
Who can apply
The Trustees welcome relevant applications from independent organisations recognised as charitable by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator in Scotland or by the Charity Commission in England and Wales.
Currently the Trustees can only consider projects operating in Scotland, apart from medical research where relevant applications can be made for centres of excellence throughout the UK.
The Trustees meet twice a year to allocate grants and the closing dates for receipt of applications are 9 February for the June meeting and 1 August for the November meeting.
Applicants should understand that, with the limited funds available, the Trustees have to be highly selective and are unable to assist all organisations that apply.
Potential applicants are welcome to contact the Trust’s Grants Administrator, Jane Paterson, for informal advice and if they are uncertain how to proceed with an application. Contact us.
Useful information for charities operating in Scotland can be obtained from OSCR – the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator at www.oscr.org.uk and helpful advice on monitoring, evaluation and reporting can be obtained from Evaluation Support Scotland at www.evaluationsupportscotland.org.uk