How to apply

The Trustees usually consider applications three times a year in March, July and November. The next grant making meeting will be on the 15th March 2023 and the final closing date for the submission of online applications for this meeting is the 8th February 2023.

Please read our Guidelines and Exclusions before you decide to apply. In order to make an application, you will need to be able to provide the following information and documents:

  • Your organisation details including your legal status (i.e. charity commission registration number, company number or charity exempt regulator)
  • The amount you are requesting
  • A contact for this application
  • The purpose of the grant including details of who will benefit, timescale, funds already raised and balance required
  • The UK region it will benefit and which of our funding priorities it applies to
  • Your charitable objects (as stated in your governing document) and charitable activities
  • The names of Trustees or committee members
  • A financial summary of the organisation’s most recent accounts including income and expenditure
  • Declaration of any relationship or connection with any Trustee of The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
  • A Trustee Financial Declaration to be signed by a Trustee of the charity (please see the FAQ page for text)
  • A completed and signed Bank Details Form (click for form)
  • Confirmation of your charity’s bank account (e.g. a pre-printed paying in slip for your account, a voided cheque or a redacted bank/building society statement)
  • Details of other funders you have approached for this project or application

Please post:

  • A signed copy of the Trustee Financial Declaration (please see the FAQ page for text)
  • A completed and signed Bank Details Form (click for form)
  • Confirmation of your charity’s bank account (e.g. a pre-printed paying in slip for your account, a voided cheque or a redacted bank/building society statement. If you are posting a paying-in slip please ensure this is securely attached to the bank details form)
  • These should be posted to The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, 6 Trull Farm Buildings, Tetbury, GL8 8SQ, as soon as you have submitted your application. Your application cannot be considered until we have received this documentation.

Please attach to your online application:

  • Your most recent accounts
  • A detailed budget for your project
  • A cover letter on the charity’s letterhead which should include clear details of the need the application is intended to meet and how work supported will continue after the Trust’s grant is completed with plans for monitoring and evaluation

You may also attach:

  • Additional material you feel will support your application (please do not attach films, as these will not be viewed and may result in your application being rejected)

Should assistance or advice be required with an application please contact the Grants Administrator on 0203 637 3003 or via email, [email protected], who will be happy to help. If you need a version of the application form in a more accessible format please contact us stating your preferred format.

PLEASE NOTE: Please do not fill in the form on a tablet or mobile device as you will not be able to save your information or add attachments. If using a PC or a laptop, you are able to save and resume your application for up to 30 days. If you do not submit your final application within this time, your saved application and data will be lost. Attachments are not saved and will need to be reattached before submitting your application form.

Each time you save and resume your application you will be given a new link for the form in a pop-up. However, the time limit will not reset, so please make a note of the date you began your application to avoid losing your saved data. We recommend that you also keep a copy of your answers.

ALL FIELDS MARKED WITH A * ARE MANDATORY. The size of the text box can be expanded by clicking on and dragging the double line icon in the bottom right-hand corner, where present.

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