How to Apply

The April Trust is a small charity which grants money for ‘charitable projects’ only to charities registered with the Charities Commission.

It does not make grants to individuals unless there are exceptional circumstances which will be determined by the trustees. Our expectation is that the activities of such charities will be UK based although the trustees might consider international activities in some circumstances. Checks on trustees’ possible conflicts of interests will be made before consideration of a donation.

Generally our grants will be between 5K and 50K and may include 10% for core management costs.

The trustees are looking for innovatory projects from charities with a demonstrably sound financial track record. They will be looking for specifics rather than generalities and will require regular reports and accounts from the projects that they are funding which will be considered at quarterly meetings normally held in January, April, July and October.

The charity’s objectives are:

  • The advancement of health or saving of lives
  • arts, particularly music, culture, heritage
  • science
  • environment and conservation
  • other charitable purposes

Guidance for Applications

The trustees expect applications to be written in jargon free English and not to exceed one side of A4. The application should provide trustees with following information:

  1. What the charity does and how long has it been in existence?
  2. Who are the beneficiaries?
  3. What does the charity want to achieve?
  4. How will a grant from the Trust enable these objectives to be achieved?
  5. Timescale

The application together with a copy of the latest Annual Report and a list of trustees should be sent by post to:

Adrian Ross, FCA,
Stephen Farra Associates
98 Hornchurch Rd
Hornchurch
Essex
RM11 1JS

The application will then be forwarded to the Trust.

The trustees will make their decision on the information provided but may also ask for further details. They will not provide feedback on the decision as the Trust is a small organisation with limited resources. The trustees may encourage applicants to reapply with further information.

NB: The Trust will not fund animal, sport, or religious charities.