What do you mean by ‘officially recognised’ charitable status?
We will only make grants to Registered, Exempt or Excepted charities.
‘Registered’ charities comprises charities in the United Kingdom that are registered
- in England and Wales with the Charity Commission www.charity-commission.gov.uk
- in Scotland with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) www.oscr.org.uk
- in Northern Ireland with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland www.charitycommissionni.org.uk
Definition of Exempt charities
Definition of Excepted charities
Do you have application deadlines?
The Trustees meet three times a year, usually in March, July and November to agree awards. Please apply in plenty of time, especially if funding is required by a certain date – our application process can take between three and six months depending on when you submit your application. The next grant-making meeting takes place on 12th July 2023 and, for this meeting, applications will close on 7th June 2023.
What size of grant do you give?
Our grant range is usually within £500 – £6,000.
If our application has been turned down when can we re-apply?
We ask charities that have been unsuccessful in their application to wait 2 years before re-applying to us.
What are your reporting requirements?
We require all recipients of our grants to report their progress to us no later than one year after their grant was awarded, using our online reporting form. A link to this form will be emailed when your report is due. If you wish to submit your report earlier than this, please contact us and we will send you the link to your reporting form.
If we have received a one-off grant when can we re-apply?
Once the grant report has been submitted to us, a charity can reapply for further support. We do not make more than one grant in any one financial year, or for more than three consecutive years.
How long are your grants awarded for?
The majority of our grants are one-off grants for one year.
How are grants paid?
Grants will be paid directly into your charity’s bank account by BACS. Payment will usually take place within 30 days after a grant decision has been made.
Can we acknowledge grants from The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust?
We are happy for you to acknowledge a grant from The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust. Please email [email protected] to request our logo.
What is the Trustee Financial Declaration?
The Trustee Financial Declaration is a document signed by a Trustee of the charity which states that the charity is financially sound and confirms that any grant awarded will be for the benefit of residents of the United Kingdom. The text to be used for the Trustee Financial Declaration can be found below, and on the on-line application form. The text needs to be copied onto headed paper, signed by a Trustee, and then posted along with the additional supporting documents.
“As a current trustee of and for and on behalf of the charity I hereby warrant and confirm that as at the date of this application the charity is financially sound, is not insolvent nor is it considering any insolvency procedure or entering into any arrangement (formal or informal) with its creditors. I am duly authorised by the charity to make this declaration. I understand that any inaccurate disclosure or failure to make proper disclosure in this regard will render the grant immediately repayable to The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust upon demand. I confirm that any grant awarded by The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust will be used by this charity for the benefit of residents of the United Kingdom. I enclose a completed Bank Details Form in accordance with your requirements and am able to confirm the bank account details for our charity to receive funds in relation to this application.”