Please read and follow these guidelines carefully in order to avoid delays in consideration of a grant award.

The charity

The Windmill House School Trust provides grants through educational organisations in the vicinity of Uppingham, to support cultural activities that involve children from the ages of 3 to 12 years. The Trustees will consider a diverse range of projects, but will give particular consideration to the promotion of art, music, drama, poetry and natural history. In most cases, Trustees will award grants of between £300 to £5,000. Projects that are judged by the Trustees to be of particular merit, may be considered for grants exceeding £5,000.

Applications

Applications will not be accepted in connection with the provision of services or costs that are normally, or have previously been, funded from statutory sources.

Grant application forms are sent out to organisations selected by the Trustees. Applications can only be completed by the indivual concerned, the head of the organisation, or a member of staff designated by the head and returned to the Chair of Trustees. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged within 10 working days, but no further information will be provided at this stage. During the consideration period, the Trustees may contact, or arrange visits to the applicants for further assessment. All successful applicants will be contacted by post within 30 working days.

The grant application form is the document that will be reviewed by the Trustees. To help keep the process efficient, please keep the information on the form as simple as possible and avoid the use of technical terms and jargon. Please type your application on the form wherever possible. Copies of the form will be distributed to the Trustees with a brief commentary where necessary.

The decision of the Trustees is final and applicants, whether successful or not, are required to wait a minimum of twelve months from the date of notification before applying again.



Guidelines

The application form acts as a summary of the submission. In addition, please supply supporting information, which should include the following where applicable:

  1. A description of the proposal and the reason it is needed. Please summarise the need you are trying to meet and provide a summary of, or reference to any evidence for it.
  2. What is the total cost? Please provide a budget for the project, with copies of quotations and estimates where possible. Grants will not usually be paid until the project is fully funded and can proceed. It is expected that grants will be spent with 12 months of receipt.
  3. Points for consideration include, what funds have you already raised?
  4. Start and finish dates. If the plan is for an ongoing project, what plans have you in place for future funding?
  5. How will you monitor and evaluate the proposal. The Trustees will require a progress report, or other evidence that the money awarded has been spent in line with the application.

While every effort will be made to adhere to the above guidelines and timescales, the Trustees reserve the right to amend them 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.

Application Forms

Please use these link to download application forms in PDF format:

Once completed they should be sent to:

Windmill House Trust
PO Box 10026
OAKHAM
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