Application Process

The application process has two stages……

Stage one

Applicants complete our online application form via the link on our website. Applications are then reviewed by the grants team and Trustees. To be shortlisted an application will have to demonstrate that;

• It meets the criteria fully
• The applicant organisation has the necessary track record and experience to deliver the work
• That the grant will make a difference
• That the costs of the project are reasonable.

Staff and Trustees consider which applications meet this most closely and shortlist applications accordingly.

Stage two

All shortlisted applicants (usually between 6-8 organisations) go on to the second stage of the application process which involves a visit from our Director. Two weeks before the visit shortlisted applicants will need to provide the following;

• A copy of your current Strategic Plan
• Your most recent set of annual accounts
• A copy of your organisation budget for the current financial year
• A diagram that shows the staffing structure of your organisation, including any new posts that would be funded by the grant
• An completed Year One reporting form that outlines the key activities and outcomes you hope to see in the first year of the grant
• A copy of your safeguarding policy

The assessment visit usually lasts between 2-3 hours. Ideally we would also like one of your Trustees to be a part of the visit so that we can get as wide a view as possible of your organisation.

Triangle Trust Trustees then review all applications after the assessment visit and consider which proposals are best placed to achieve their expected outcomes.

Communicating with you

We will keep you updated about the progress of your proposal at all stages of the application process. We recognise the amount of work and effort that goes into submitting an application so aim to let applicants know the outcome of decisions as soon after they happen as possible. Here’s where you can find a timeline for decision making for each grant round.

Grants are awarded approximately five months after the closing date (although we will let applicants who aren’t shortlisted know the outcome of their application before this).

As we are a small team with limited resources we are unable to provide feedback on applications that aren’t shortlisted for an assessment visit. Feedback for applicants who were unsuccessful after an assessment visit is provided on request.

Application dates

We hold two grants rounds per year, one for proposals wanting to work with young people who already have a criminal conviction and one for proposals focused on targeted work with high-risk young people on the edge of the criminal justice system.


13 April 2023
online application process opens

23.59 21 May 2023
deadline for submission of applications

29 June 2022
all applicants notified if they have been shortlisted

July/August/September 2023
shortlisted applicants visited by Triangle Trust Director

25 October 2023
all shortlisted applicants notified of outcome

31 March 2024
all grants must have started


18 September 2023
online application process opens

30 October 2023
deadline for submission of applications

14 December 2023
all applicants notified if they have been shortlisted

January/February/March 2024
shortlisted applicants visited by Triangle Trust Director

21 March 2024
all shortlisted applicants notified of outcome

30 November 2024
all grants must have started


The timetable and focus for future years will be announced at the beginning of the year. For news on our 2024 opportunities please make sure that you are signed up to receive our newsletter so that you are amongst the first to hear any updates.