©2017 The Geoffrey Watling Charity
Registered Charity Number 1025258
Please read and follow these guidelines carefully in order to avoid delays in the consideration of a grant
The purpose of these guidelines is to give grant applicants information to help them make an effective grant application to the Geoffrey Watling Charity.
The objects of the Charity are to apply the income of the trust fund to such charity or charities or for such charitable purposes as the Trustees in their discretion may from time to time determine. The area of benefit is generally within the County of Norfolk and Waveney District of Suffolk.
The Trustees welcome all grant applications that conform to the guidelines. Applications towards a specific project are more likely to be looked on favourably by the trustees than those to help core costs or salaries.
The Trustees meet 4 times each year. Grant requests may be made at any time.
The Trustees will not consider grant applications from organisations which have not submitted their annual accounts / Annual Return to the Charity Commission or to Companies House. Please therefore ensure that your returns are not overdue.
What will happen to the application?
Applications may be for capital works or revenue costs of a fixed duration.
The grant application form is the document that will be reviewed by the Trustees, therefore please keep the information on the form as simple as possible and avoid the use of technical terms and jargon.
If you are downloading the paper form from our web site please note that once completed it must fit 1 side of an A4 sheet of paper. Please type your application on the form wherever possible. Do not put “please see attached” or refer to any other documents or information within the summary of appeal.
The application may be made on line in which case please follow the instructions, including supporting information where shown before submission.
Receipt of applications will normally be acknowledged within 10 working days at which time you will be given an indication of when the application is likely to be considered by the Trustees and will be advised whether sufficient information has been received.
Once an application has been considered the decision of the Trustees, which is final, will normally be notified to the applicant within 10 working days of their meeting. Whether the application is successful or not applicants are expected to wait a minimum of 2 years before applying again.
In the event of a successful application the Trustees applicants are encouraged to publicise their funding from The Geoffrey Watling Charity, copies of the Charity logo may be used and are available on request in a variety of formats.
The Charity may issue press releases advising of grants given and will list details of recent grants made on its website. The Charity may link the applicant’s website to its own website.
Submitting an Application
The Application Form should be completed by a Trustee or other authorised person on behalf of your organisation. The following supporting information should also be included with the application:
Please e-mail or mail your application and supporting documents, post fully paid, to the Geoffrey Watling Charity at 8a Ber Street, Norwich NR1 3EJ. If sending the application in the post please do not send it by the recorded or ‘signed for’ service.
The Trustees reserve the right to amend the guidelines without notice. The issue of an application form or correspondence concerning an application does not imply that the application will be considered or that any grant will be made; this is at the absolute discretion of the Trustees.