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Grant Process

In general the Trustees will only usually consider grants of between £500 and £10,000, although, exceptionally, larger grants may be considered at the Trustees’ discretion. Preference is given to making grants to smaller charities where the grant would have a significant impact.

The Foundation funds both capital and revenue projects. Grants are not given for expenditure which has already been made.

You can download an application form and send this with your accompanying documents to the Grant adminstrator at: administrator@finnis-scott-foundation.org.uk. In addition to the application form, the documents the Trustees require are:

  • your governing document;
  • if available, any business plan, project plan or similar document setting out the purpose of the grant;
  • your most recent accounts and annual report;
  • your current budget and any separate project budget;
  • any further documents the Trustees or Hewitsons inform you they require.

If you wish to complete a printed form, you can download the application form below, and post the form and documents to:

Finnis Scott Foundation, c/o Hewitsons, Elgin House,
Billing Road, Northampton NN1 5AU, United Kingdom.

Once your application is received, it is expected that your application will be acknowledged within 2 weeks. If your proposal is not eligible, you will be told in this letter. All eligible applications will be assessed, and you may be asked for further information.

The Trustees will consider your application at their first meeting following receipt of the application and all necessary accompanying documents. Applications need to be sent to the clerk three weeks before a meeting.

If a grant is made, this will be by cheque.  Although the Trustees do not require a formal agreement to be entered into, they do require six monthly/annual reports on how the grant monies were spent.

Contact Us

For more information about The Finnis Scott Foundation, please email: administrator@finnis-scott-foundation.org.uk

or telephone +44 (0)1604 233233

The Trustees meet on a quarterly basis to discuss grant application forms. The next meetings are on:

23rd April 2019 - forms to be returned to the administrator by 22nd March 2019

3rd July 2019 - forms to be returned to the administrator by 7th June 2019

16th October 2019 - forms to be returned to the administrator by 20th September 2019

The Finnis Scott Foundation is committed to protecting individuals’ personal data and complies with the General Data Protection Regulation.  Our privacy policy is available on request.

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