The Fore runs three funding rounds each year – Spring, Summer and Autumn.  The first step to applying is to register your interest. Following consultation with the sector, registration will now be open for one week: 

  • Registration for our Spring 2024 Funding Round will be open from 12pm (midday) on Wednesday 6th December, to 12pm (midday) on Wednesday 13th December 2023.
  • During this time please register your interest on the Applying for Funding page. This takes around 2-3minutes.
  • On Thursday 14th December, registered applicants will receive confirmation they have been allocated a place on the funding round. Details of how to apply will be included.   
  • If there are more applicants registered than places available, places will be allocated at random.  

Information needed to register:

  • The key contact’s name, job title and email address
  • Your organisation’s name, legal form (that should be either a UK registered charity, CIO, “CIC” – Community Interest Company, or “CBS” – Community Benefit society) and registration number
  • Your organisation address, telephone number, annual income for the last complete financial year, the sector(s) your work covers and areas where you do your work
  • Whether you have applied for or received funding from us in the past.

What happens next

Stage 1: Application (for confirmed applicants only):

Stage 2: Online meeting for long listed applicants

Stage 3: Shortlisted applications are taken to our funding panels

  • If you are shortlisted, your Consultant will write up a brief report to present your case to the funding panel
  • The number of applicants shortlisted varies from round to round
  • A selection of leaders from portfolio charities and our corporate partners are the decision makers

Stage 4: Announcement of successful applicants

  • This is typically within 12 weeks of the application deadline

All unsuccessful applicants are offered feedback and can apply for future rounds.

More resources:

Applying For Funding

Skills & Training

Impact Management