Inclusion Grant Application Form

The information on this form will help us to process your application, so please ensure that you answer all the questions as fully as possible.

We advise all applicants to read the Fund guidelines (especially the advice regarding reserves and core costs) which are available on our website:

Unfortunately you’re not able to save and go back to applications at this time so please read the form first and make sure you have all of your information ready to input before starting.

Inclusion Grant Application Form

Type of organisation

I confirm that the applicant organisation is one of the following: *
Other exempted organisations should provide explanation of their structure here

What is your organisation's charitable status? *

Contact details

Highest ranking person within your organisation (e.g. Chief Executive)
First contact person for this application

About your organisation

(maximum 300 words)
How many people are involved in running your group?
You must have a governing body of at least three unrelated individuals - see eligibility criteria
Are any of these people related to each other? *
Bernicia Foundation requires applicants to have a governing body of at least three unrelated individuals. Where you indicate that people in your organisation are related, we might ask additional questions about steps you have taken to prevent any potential conflicts of interest.
What is your organisation's income?
not more than 6 month's running costs - see eligibility criteria

About this application

I am applying for *
(maximum 300 words). CICs and other non-charity enterprises should check eligibility rules as the Foundation does not normally support their day to day costs
(maximum 10 words - the title should relate to your project. If you are applying for core costs, put 'core costs', if it is for a specific salary, for example a manager, put 'salary costs of the Manager')
(maximum 300 words)
(maximum 300 words)
(maximum 300 words)
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(maximum 300 words)
Which of the following statements best describes the aim of your project? *
Which of the following best describes what you hope your project will achieve? *
Please specify the area where the majority of people live who will benefit from your project *
Identify 3 SMART objectives that will be met as a result of the grant. These should link to the answers you gave in questions 9 and 10.
Please refer to the guidance on creating SMART objectives at the end of this form.
Each grant objective should be 25 words or less.
(maximum 25 words)
(maximum 25 words)
(maximum 25 words)
(maximum 300 words) Tell us how you will collect evidence that shows the SMART objectives have been met and explain how you will report on them. For example, written reports, case studies, photos.


Where will the money come from? (Indicate funds already secured with an ‘S’)
Add "S" if funds already secured
Add "S" if funds already secured
Add "S" if funds already secured
What are you asking us to fund with the grant?

Submit application

I give permission for Bernicia Foundation to share the information in this application with Fusion PR Creative and to use it in any publicity relating to the award of a grant or Bernicia Foundation *
We'd like to help your publicise your organisation's activities and work with Fusion PR Creative to manage this.

Guidance on SMART objectives

What is a SMART objective?

SMART stands for:

Specific You should state exactly what you intend to do with the grant.
Measurable Make sure it is possible to collect evidence of what is achieved with the grant.
Achievable Be realistic, and only set grant objectives that you are able to deliver.
Relevant Remember we are interested primarily in what difference our grant will make.
Timescaled For each grant objective tell us exactly when you hope to have achieved it.

Examples might include:

For a simple grant to purchase a mower for a cricket club:

  1. A mower will be bought and used on the club’s pitch by June 2021.

For a more complex grant to run youth sessions focused on promoting healthy living:

  1. 40 young people will take part between June and August 2021.
  2. 12 sessions will be held of 2 hours duration in Summer 2021 covering exercise, healthy eating, smoking, sexual health and drugs and alcohol.
  3. We will collect “before and after” evidence to see if participants attitudes to healthy living change and report our findings in September 2021.

Our advisors will review your grant objectives when we consider your application and may suggest changes to them if necessary.