Launch of our new application process

Monday 02 October 2017

Today we have launched a new and improved online application process.

From now on, applications can be made at any time via a two-stage online application form.  There are no longer any application deadlines.

The stage one application form can be completed quickly and captures brief information which will help to establish if a project is likely to be eligible for funding.  When we receive a stage one application we will review it and respond within five working days.  If your project appears to meet the funding criteria we will invite you to stage two.

Stage two is a full application form which requires more detail about the project, along with supporting documents.  When we receive a stage two application we aim to review it and make a funding decision within 5 to 16 weeks.

For full details about the new application process please click 'Apply for funding' above and follow the links to download the appropriate application guide.

Our funding criteria has not changed as a result of the new two-stage application process.

Some of the advantages of the new process include:

- No application deadlines. From now on you can create and submit an application for funding at any time

- A two-stage application process enables us to give you feedback sooner. If your project is not eligible you won't waste time completing a full application form

- The new cloud-based application system makes form filling easier and more intuitive