Apply for a Grant

Application Guidelines

Please note that all applications must include the following:

  • A brief description of the background, aims and objectives of your work or organisation, which must be not-for-profit and non-governmental;
  • Details of the specific purpose for which funding is sought, detailing how it meets the criteria;
  • A detailed budget and the balance outstanding at time of application;
  • The amount you are seeking from the Trustees and what this will be used for;
  • An overview of the people involved in your work;
  • Your organisation’s audited accounts, if appropriate;
  • A short video introducing your project and/or photos.   These with appropriate permissions to be available to STFF for use on its website if the application is successful.
  • Successful applicants are required to make regular reports to the Foundation and to contribute to the website’s blog.

Note:  It is advisable to apply in plenty of time if funding is required by a certain date.

Applications are processed on receipt.  Meetings are held twice a year, which means it can be up to six months before you hear the outcome of your application.  All applications will receive a response by email and successful applicants will also be notified by post.  The decisions of the Trustees are final.

What We Will Not Fund

  • Individuals for tuition fees etc
  • Organisations that mainly give funds to other charities, individuals or for-profit groups
  • Capital projects
  • Rent, utilities, salaries
  • Endowments
  • General or core costs
  • Projects that are active on crowd funding websites