Organisations that are running a commercial business as their primary objective, but also have charitable status, are not likely to be successful with their grant applications. Such organisations are likely to include theatres, art galleries and museums aimed at the paying public. In addition, applications from institutions of higher education are unlikely to be successful. If in doubt, please contact the Grants Administrator before making an application.
Who can apply
The Charity welcomes applications from registered charities and charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) in Westminster or those outside the area that assist Westminster residents. Applications from such organisations are given priority and will be considered at Trustees' meetings throughout the year.
Applications from national charities will be considered only if they can demonstrate that their service/ project will benefit a significant number of needy Westminster residents and are judged to fit the Charity's eligibility criteria. If deemed to be eligible, applications will automatically be deferred to the last meeting of the year. Awards will be subject to availability of funds.
How to apply
Please click the link below to be taken to our Grants for Organisations online Application Form.
You will be given the opportunity to preview the questions on the form together with guidance notes for each section before registering and starting the application process.
If you are a new applicant, it will be necessary to meet with you before any application can be submitted to Trustees.
We recommend you submit your application in plenty of time. Applications arriving just before or on the deadline date run the risk of being deferred to the next meeting, as there will be insufficient time to resolve any queries.
The Charity holds five meetings a year and awards grants ranging from £500 to £10,000. All grants are made at Trustees' discretion.
The grant application deadlines for 2019 are as follows:
18th January (5pm) for February meeting
9th April (5pm) for May meeting
28th May (5pm) for July meeting
9th August (5pm) for September meeting
1st October (5pm) for November meeting
Deadline dates for 2020 will be published after the November 2019 meeting.
You will be notified of the outcome of your application, in writing, within two weeks of the meeting.
Click here to see list of organisations that were awarded a grant in 2018.