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 contribution Triangle Trust funding has made can be demonstrated.

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 Key Achievements form that outlines the outcomes you hope to make with the funding
• 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 one round of grants per year for organisations working with young carers and one round per year for organisations working with young offenders. This ensures applicants have a higher success rate and high quality applications are not rejected as we can compare similar applications in one go.

ORGANISATIONS WORKING WITH YOUNG CARERS

29 March 2021
online application process opens

Noon 11 May 2021
deadline for submission of applications

30 June 2021
all applicants notified if they have been shortlisted

July/August/September 2021
shortlisted applicants visited by Triangle Trust Director

20 October 2021
all shortlisted applicants notified of outcome

31 March 2022
all grants must have started

ORGANISATIONS WORKING WITH YOUNG OFFENDERS

13 September 2021
online application process opens

Noon 26 October 2021
deadline for submission of applications

15 December 2021
all applicants notified if they have been shortlisted

January/February 2022
shortlisted applicants visited by Triangle Trust Director

23 March 2022
all shortlisted applicants notified of outcome

30 November 2022
all grants must have started


2022 AND BEYOND…

The timetable for future years will be announced at the beginning of each year.