Small Grants has limited funds, and we sometimes have to turn down eligible projects simply because we don’t have enough money to support every project.
We have analysed the success rates of over 500 recent applications and found that:
About 23 per cent of applications are unsuccessful because either the organisation or the activity are ineligible. Please check that you have all of the essential documents and that your project is something that we are able to fund.
About 11 per cent of applications are eligible, but lack sufficient clarity or detail in one or more areas. We do our best to understand your project, and will often work with you to clarify our understanding. It is worth spending some time making sure your project clearly addresses these points as this can improve your chances of success.
This means that around 66 per cent of applications are successful. However, some applications are clearer than others. Applications can always be strengthened and if we are not in a position to fund every project, we will select those that most closely meet our criteria.
It is not possible to give precise information about your likelihood of success, especially without seeing your completed application form. However, you can certainly improve your chances by using the guidance on this website and calling our funding helpline on0345 8508 508 to help you write the best possible application.