We have a four stage online grant application process.
The process, from starting your application to being notiﬁed whether you have been awarded a grant normally takes around two months. This will be longer if we have to come to you for more information.
A short eligibility questionnaire
This is a set of yes/no questions which will very quickly let you know whether you are eligible to apply for a grant and can go on to stage 2. After you complete this you will hear by automated email whether you are eligible to apply for funding.
The application form
This is an opportunity for you to tell us about your project and what you hope it will achieve.
Review and decision
Here, you wait while SCF reviews your application using a set of criteria. You can see the criteria here. SCF trustees will be involved in the decision-making process. We may ask you for more information, but you should hear the outcome of your application roughly four to six weeks after you have submitted it.
If your application is successful, we’ll assign you a SCF representative who will consider some initial administration and planning with you. They will agree a start date and reporting schedule, and support you to submit a project plan using our simple template. Once your project plan is approved, you are ready to start your project. This should all be complete within three weeks of being awarded a grant.