When applying for our Inclusion and Inspiration Grant Programmes, please bear in mind:
See our eligibility criteria for more information.
What should I talk about in my application?
Applicants for the Inclusion Grant Programme will need to identify three objectives related to the work set out in their application. Then tell us how you will measure your progress and success in delivering the objectives.
What happens after my organisation has received a grant?
Successful applicants will need to provide an ‘end-of-grant monitoring report ’ explaining the impact of the funding within their local community, evidence progress against their grant objectives and a short project evaluation.
What is a SMART objective?
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:
For a more complex grant to run youth sessions focused on promoting healthy living:
Our advisors will review your grant objectives when we consider your application and may suggest changes to them if necessary.
If you would like further information in respect of making your application please contact Kevin Haddrick from the Bernicia Foundation.
Alternatively we are also being supported by Nils Stronach, a Senior Programme Advisor at the Community Foundation – a trusted advisor on giving, philanthropy and funding.
Nils can be contacted on