The Funding Offer

  • How much and over what time period is funding available?

    The Fore will make grants of up to £30,000 which may be spread over one to three years. We ask you to tell us in your application the total amount of funding you are requesting and over what time period. Please note that our maximum grant size is £30,000 in total.

  • What can the funding be used for? Does The Fore fund core costs?

    We offer unrestricted grants that can be used for any purpose, including core costs and capital funding. The key thing to note is that we are looking to make grants that will strengthen your organisation internally and help it take the next step forwards in its growth or sustainability. Our grant might help you grow, increase your internal capacity, serve new beneficiary groups, become more sustainable or more efficient – we don’t mind, we just want you to be able to be better at what you do. We want our grants to have a transformational impact on the organisations we fund. If you are applying for core costs, you must demonstrate how this use of the funds will move your organisation forwards, as opposed to enabling ‘business as usual.’

  • I hear the process is very competitive, is it worth me applying?

    Yes, the process is competitive, but we also hope you will gain from it. One-third of applicants will get through to our “ideas testing” phase. We know from feedback that most applicants find this useful.

    If you think an hour-long conversation with someone with ten years of senior professional strategic experience is worth it, then we would recommend you apply. Learn more about our Strategic Applicant Consultants.

  • Will everyone who applies for funding receive a grant?

    Unfortunately our funding rounds are highly competitive, and we don’t have sufficient funding to make grants to all who apply. The Fore will provide every applicant with feedback, and unsuccessful applicants are welcome to reapply.

  • If I am successful, what will The Fore require in terms of monitoring?

    Grantees should expect a phone call every year to discuss their progress against the targets that have been agreed, alongside a short survey. There is no obligation to write and submit a report. We aim to provide support to our grantees and not to burden them with unnecessary reporting.


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