What we are looking to fund

From Summer 2021, The Fore is returning to its standard offer of grants of up to £30,000, which can be spread over up to 3 years. We make unrestricted grants which have the potential to have a transformational impact on an organisation. Transformational impact includes helping organisations become more sustainable, more efficient, to grow significantly or enabling an organisation to take a major step forward of some kind. We see our grants as investments in the organisations we support.

The Fore is particularly looking to fund small organisations working with marginalised groups and led by people in the community that may have found it hard to access trust and foundation funding in the past.  We want to be different.  Our funding process is specifically designed to level the playing field and give no advantage to those with fundraising experience or connections.

Any registered charity, CIC, CIO or Community Benefit Society with turnover of under £500,000 in the last financial year is eligible to apply.


How to Apply

To apply for funding, organisations must first register some basic contact details at the start of each funding round – this can be done at the link below when the funding round opens. 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 (Registrations open at 10am).

Successfully registered organisations are invited to submit a simple application via a secure weblink by the deadline date noted in the timetable below. For more details of what will be required, please download our Guidelines for Application and see our Frequently Asked Questions.

A webinar providing more detail on how to prepare your application document will be available below shortly.

All registration places for our Summer 2021 funding round have now been taken, so registration has closed. If your organisation has registered, best of luck putting together your application, we look forward to receiving it. 

Registration for the Autumn 2021 funding round opens on Monday 26th July at 10am.  

When registration reopens, the following information will be 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.

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

The Fore Spring 2021 Funding Round

Registration 7th January 2021, 10am
Application Deadline for Registered Organisations 25th January 2021, 5pm
Funding Decisions Announced March 2021

 

The Fore Summer 2021 Funding Round

Registration 12th April 2021, 10am
Application Deadline for Registered Organisations 4th May 2021, 5pm
Funding Decisions Announced July 2021

 

The Fore Autumn 2021 Funding Round

Registration 26th July 2021, 10am
Application Deadline for Registered Organisations 6th September 2021, 5pm
Funding Decisions Announced November 2021