What do you mean by ‘officially recognised’ charitable status?
We will only make grants to Registered, Exempt or Excepted charities.
‘Registered’ charities comprises charities in the United Kingdom that are registered
- in England and Wales with the Charity Commission www.charity-commission.gov.uk
- in Scotland with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) www.oscr.org.uk
- in Northern Ireland with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland www.charitycommissionni.org.uk
Do you have application deadlines?
The Trustees meet three times a year, usually in March, July and November to agree awards. Please apply in plenty of time, especially if funding is required by a certain date – our application process can take between three and six months depending on when you submit your application. The next grant-making meeting takes place on 22nd March 2017 and, for this meeting, applications will close on 22nd February 2017.
What size of grant do you give?
Our grant range is usually within £500 – £5,000.
If our application has been turned down when can we re-apply?
We ask charities that have been unsuccessful in their application to wait 2 years before re-applying to us.
What are your reporting requirements?
We require all recipients of our grants to report their progress to us no later than one year after their grant was awarded, using our online reporting form.
How long are your grants awarded for?
The majority of our grants are one-off grants for one year.
If we have received a one-off grant when can we re-apply?
Once the grant report has been submitted to us, a charity can reapply for further support. We do not make more than one grant in any one financial year.
What is the Trustee Financial Declaration?
The Trustee Financial Declaration is a document signed by a Trustee of the charity which states that the charity is financially sound and confirms that any grant awarded will be for the benefit of residents of the United Kingdom. The text to be used for the Trustee Financial Declaration can be found below, and on the on-line application form. The text needs to be copied onto headed paper, signed by a Trustee, scanned and then attached to the application form where indicated.
“As a current trustee of and for and on behalf of the charity I hereby warrant and confirm that as at the date of this application the charity is financially sound, is not insolvent nor is it considering any insolvency procedure or entering into any arrangement (formal or informal) with its creditors. I am duly authorised by the charity to make this declaration. I understand that any inaccurate disclosure or failure to make proper disclosure in this regard will render the grant immediately repayable to The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust upon demand. I confirm that any grant awarded by The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust will be used by this charity for the benefit of residents of the United Kingdom.”