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Grant Applications


You must apply by completing our application form. Please make sure you read our guidelines carefully before making an application.

The guidelines will help you:

  • Determine if your school or charitable organisation is eligible to receive a grant
  • Understand how the application process works
  • Complete your application form

Depending on the size of the grant you are seeking, not all of the questions on the form will be relevant to you.

  • You must apply by completing our application form. Before completing the form, please read the Guidance Notes for Grant Applications.

    Once we have received your application, together with any supporting documents, we will assess whether it complies with the Trustee’s guidelines.

    Accepted applications are considered at Trustee meetings.

    There are two types of grants to apply for:

    • Small grants for amounts up to £250, available four times each year. Open from:
      • 1st April to 30th June
      • 1st August to 31st October
      • 1st December to 28th February
    • Large grants for amounts over £251 and up to a maximum of £3,000 are available twice each year.  Open from:
      • 1st March to 31st July
      • 1st September to 31st January

    Applications need to be submitted before the deadline to be considered at the Board of Trustees meeting. Once the Trustees have made a decision, we will write to all applicants.

    We receive many more applications than we unfortunately have resources for. Therefore the number of applicants we are able to help is limited. Please bear in mind that the decision of the Trustees is final.

    As part of our decision-making process, we reserve the right to visit applying organisations to view the project first hand, or speak to those involved.

    Please note, if your application is successful, you will be required to confirm receipt of your grant. Failure to do so within three months of receipt of a grant cheque may result in your organisation becoming ineligible to receive further grants for up to five years.

    Make an application:

    How to fill in the form
    Please complete ALL questions

    If a question does not apply to your application, please state N/A.

    Answers may be continued on a separate sheet if necessary. Supporting documents (e.g. budget submissions, project outlines, quotations for equipment etc) must be submitted with your application if appropriate.

    Please submit copies of your organisation's most recent Report and Accounts with all large grant applications, where available. Please bear in mind that we do not return any documents. However, if you request the return of specific items, we will do our best to comply.

    Applications are accepted on the understanding that successful organisations may appear in possible publicity that the Ford Britain Trust or Ford Motor Company Limited produce.

    The Trust encourages and welcomes any appropriate public acknowledgement of grants, including the use of the Trust's logo on any publicity about the grant and/or on any relevant materials that the organisation may produce.

  • Small grants for amounts up to £250, available four times each year. Open from:

    • 1st April to 30th June
    • 1st August to 31st October
    • 1st December to 28th February

    Large grant applications are considered at Trustees meetings in March and September.
    Application deadlines are published on the Ford Britain Trust overview page.