Eligibility Guidelines

Current Position

The Trust is unable to accept unsolicited applications. Due to the increase in postage costs The Band Trust will not acknowledge unsolicited applications.

Grant-making aims

The general aims of Trustees are to seek to cover a wide spectrum of activities so as to benefit as many charitable causes as possible and to make donations to organisations where such contribution really can be seen to make a difference.

The resources of the Trust are limited and it acknowledges there exist many more good causes that it could fund but this funding is simply not possible. All the available funds are allocated pro-actively by the Trustees. They are keen that applicants do not waste any charity money or The Band Trust's equally limited resources by submitting applications that have no chance of success.

Please DO NOT apply to The Band Trust

Funds available and size of grants

The Trust anticipates the annual investment income available for grant making for the next few years will be around £500,000. However the Trust has given and intends to continue to give annual support to a number of charities for most of these funds and through its contacts pro-actively seek projects in which it is interested. Unsolicited applications will not be considered.

Who receives our donations ?

The Trust only gives to UK registered charities and other official charitable organisations which benefit society locally and nationally.

CHARITABLE CATEGORIES

Grants are categorised under the following main headings:

Army and Veterans

Children and Young People

Disabled or otherwise Disadvantaged

Education and the Arts

Elderly

Nursing care

The allocation between these headings varies from year to year.

PLEASE ONLY MAKE AN APPLICATION IF YOU HAVE BEEN INVITED TO DO SO. AS STATED ABOVE UNSOLICITED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

In order to be considered for a grant, applicants - who have been specifically invited to do so - must submit an application and send it to the Trustee with whom they have been in contact, together with a copy of their latest report and accounts. The Trustees meet to consider applications regularly during the year.

The Band Trust does not fund:

Individuals directly

Political activities

Commercial ventures or publications

Retrospective grants or loans

Direct replacement of statutory funding or activities that are primarily the responsibility of central or local government

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