How to apply

Please read the instructions below to help with the submission of your application. Remember that we only accept online applications during the open application periods. Ad-hoc applications and applications submitted outside the application windows will not be considered.

  1. Please read the criteria and application timetable carefully before applying.

  2. To help prepare your online submission you can download a MS Word version of the application form:
    MS Word - Carers Application Form
    MS Word - Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders Application Form
    Applications using these forms will not be accepted, only submissions made via the online application form will be accepted.

  3. When you are ready to apply, go to relevant online application form:
    Online - Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders Application Form
    Online - Carers Application Form
  4. You do not have to complete the application in one go.  You can save your application at any point.  After saving a unique URL will be created for your application form which you need to make a note of or request for it to be emailed to you.   To continue completing the form enter the URL into your internet browser and continue with your submission up until the closing date.  
  5. When you are certain your application is complete press the submit button at the end of the form.  Please note, once you have submitted the form you will not be able to make any changes.
  6. You will receive an email to acknowledge your submission, which will include the text submitted in your form. 

  7. If you have a technical problem submitting the application form please email or telephone 01707 707078 (10.00 to 14.00 Monday to Thursday).
  8. You will be emailed the outcome of your application by the date provided in the application timetable.  Please be patient and wait until we contact you with the outcome, as we cannot provide information sooner even if you email us.

  9. Only complete applications submitted online will be considered for funding.  Please do not email or post ad hoc funding requests to us as we will be unable to consider them.

  10. Finally we wish you good luck in applying for funding to us and other funders.