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Funding/Can you apply?

Westhill generally consider applications for grants requiring investment of between £1,000 and £20,000.  Larger sums for projects running over two years are also considered but we would advise that you seek match funding in such cases.

Please remember that Westhill’s primary focus is on providing financial investment and other resources to support formal and informal religious education projects and faith-motivated activities that enable people to transform their lives and the life of their communities.

Applicants are required to put forward ideas in a simple and concise way, supported by a budget using our standard application form (click here to ask us to send a form to you). A successful application will show achievable step by step planned outcomes towards a final goal and show what funds are required to secure each stage. Your organisation's up to date accounts and key participants CVs are always welcomed as supporting information.

At Westhill we are always open to new ideas and initiatives but we do not make grants to individuals, respond to general appeals, fund capital projects or contribute towards the cost of ongoing employment of permanent staff.
 
Most of our grants are to projects in the UK, however, we are able to consider applications for international activities with accountable UK-based partner organisation. We are able to invest in a limited number of these each year, providing they help us achieve our vision. Please contact us to discuss international applications. Click here.
 
The projects we have invested in have given us with a wealth of experience with which to advise and guide people who come to us with their plans, so if you are not sure about making an application and want to contact us please click here.
 
To learn about the history and vision of Westhill click here.
 
If you would like us to send you an application form please click here.

To see projects for which grants have been given in the past, click here.
 
To consider approaching other funders who may be interested in supporting your project, please see below.
 
Grant Procedures
  1. Send us an email and we can advise you on your application and send you an application form. We will advise you of the dates of the next the submission deadlines and the dates that the Board of Trustees will meet to consider your application.
  2. Final submissions should be hard copy on headed paper, by the deadline.
  3. You will be given a reference number to enable easy tracking through the administrative system
  4. Your application will be carefully assessed by the Board of Trustees, on a termly basis.
  5. You will be advised of the outcome within 48 hours of the meeting.
     
For successful applicants:
  1. Successful applicants are issued with a formal Letter of Arrangement, which will set out the terms of our support and the expectations and commitments of all concerned. Applicants usually draw down funds in agreed stages, subject to satisfactory interim updates.
  2. Our grants include the opportunity to promote your project on our website, see Projects That Spark. The website can help to promote your projects, give an overview of our investments, and to inspire other organisations. It can also help you to secure funding in the future by showcasing what you have achieved.
  3. At the end of each project which Westhill has supported, we require that applicants complete and return a standard Grant Impact Form.
  4. All grants made are listed in Westhill’s Annual Report and Statement of Accounts. We also appreciate reciprocal linking from the websites of successful applicants.

    To contact us or to request a Grant Application Form please click here

Other Funders

Alternative charitable funders for faith-motivated religious education and community transformation projects, pdf download:

Charitable Funders of Faith Motivated Projects