What we are looking to fund

The Fore offers grants of up to £30,000 over up to 3 years.  All UK-registered charities, community interest companies (CIC), charitable incorporated organisations (CIO) and community benefit societies (CBS) with an annual income of less than £500,000 are eligible to apply.

We make unrestricted grants which have the potential to have a transformational impact on an organisation.  Transformational impact includes unlocking sustainability, efficiency, exponential growth or enabling an organisation to take a major step forward of some kind. We see our grants as investments in the organisations we support.

For more information please see our Guidelines for Applicants and FAQs for more details.  There is a summary of our most recent grantees here, and a find a fully-searchable spreadsheet of all our grants here.

Registration and Application

The Fore runs three twelve-week funding rounds each year in line with the academic calendar – Spring, Summer and Autumn (see timetable below). To apply for funding, organisations must first register some basic contact details at the start of each funding round. The number of registrations accepted for each round is capped to ensure we are able to give every application the attention it deserves. Registration is run on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the cap is reached, the round is closed, so please register early.

The following information is required to register:

• The organisation’s name, legal entity type (UK charity, CIO, CIC or CBS), registration number, address, telephone number, annual income for the last completed financial year, and sector and location of charitable work.

• Whether the organisation has applied for or received funding from The Fore or The Bulldog Trust in the past.

• The key contact’s name, job title and email address.

Successfully registered organisations are invited to submit a simple application via a secure weblink within four weeks. For more details of what will be required, please download our Guidelines for Application and see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Registration for the Spring 2020 Funding Round opened at 10am on 9th December 2019. All available places have now been taken so Registration has closed. 

Registration for the Summer 2020 Funding Round will open at 10am on the 6th April 2020. A link to our registration page will appear here at that time. Please note that Registrations for our Funding Rounds typically fill within 2 hours.

If you have slow broadband, we recommend that you ask someone with more reliable internet access to register your organisation on your behalf. Please note that this is the only stage of the application process where slow broadband could be a factor.

Timetable for Funding Rounds

Spring 2020
Registration Opened 9th December 2019, 10am
Application Deadline for Registered Organisations 13th January 2020, 5pm
Funding Decisions Announced By 3rd April 2020


Summer 2020
Registration Opens 6th April 2020, 10 am
Application Deadline for Registered Organisations 4th May 2020, 5pm
Funding Decisions Announced By 17th July 2020