Grant makers and trusts
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Funders usually have their own application procedures. It is important that you are aware of and follow this to maximise your chance of success.
Applications are often competitive with multiple organisations bidding for the same funding. If an application is rejected, you should not try to change the funder’s mind unless there are clear mistakes of fact, or there is a specified appeals procedure.
You will usually need referees to vouch for your application and ability to deliver on proposals. Many funders have specific requirements for referees, so you should always check.
Statutory funding sources may have additional rules. You should always check and follow these as well as the Code.
As with any charitable funds, you must spend money on the purpose for which it was raised. If there are changes to the way you intend to spend grant money, legally you must first get written approval from the funder.
You can find the rules on trust fundraising in Section 10 of the Code of Fundraising Practice.