What we are looking to fund

For its Summer 2022 funding round, The Fore is offering grants of up to £30,000 over 1-3 years. We make unrestricted grants which have the potential to have a transformational impact on an organisation. Transformational impact includes helping organisations become more sustainable, more efficient, to grow significantly or enabling an organisation to take a major step forward of some kind. We see our grants as investments in the organisations we support. To read more about this, see our blog post on ‘Understanding Transformational Impact’.

The Fore is particularly looking to fund small organisations working with marginalised groups and led by people in the community that may have found it hard to access trust and foundation funding in the past.  We want to be different.  Our funding process is specifically designed to level the playing field and give no advantage to those with fundraising experience or connections.

Any registered charity, CIC, CIO or Community Benefit Society with turnover of under £500,000 in the last financial year is eligible to apply.

How to Apply

To apply for funding, organisations must first register some basic contact details at the start of each funding round – this can be done at the link below when the funding round is open. The number of registrations accepted for each round is capped to ensure we are able to give every application the attention it deserves. Registration is run on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the cap is reached, the round is closed, so please register early (Registrations open at 10am). Please note that due to the very high level of interest in our funding, the cap for the Summer 2022 funding round was reached soon after opening, so registration is now closed. We will next be open for registrations for our Autumn funding round, full details and dates will be posted below in due course.

Successfully registered organisations are invited to submit a simple application via a secure weblink by the deadline date noted in the timetable below. For more details of what will be required, please download our Guidelines for Application and Frequently Asked Questions.

Due to the very high level of interest in our funding, the cap on registrations for the Summer 2022 funding round was reached soon after opening, so registration is now closed. Please see the table below for the registration date for our Autumn 2022 round.

When registration reopens, the following information will be required to register:

• The organisation’s name, legal entity type (UK charity, CIO, CIC or CBS), registration number, address, telephone number, annual income for the last completed financial year, and sector and location of charitable work.

• Whether the organisation has applied for or received funding from The Fore or The Bulldog Trust in the past.

• The key contact’s name, job title and email address.

If you have slow broadband, we recommend that you ask someone with more reliable internet access to register your organisation on your behalf. Please note that this is the only stage of the application process where slow broadband could be a factor.


The Fore Summer 2022 Funding Round

Registration Tuesday 19th April 10am
Application Deadline for Registered Organisations Monday 9th May 5pm
Funding Decisions Announced July 2022


The Fore Autumn 2022 Funding Round

Registration Monday 25th July at 10am
Application Deadline for Registered Organisations Monday 5th September at 5pm
Funding Decisions Announced November 2022