Our two stage process for applying for a grant

1. Initial enquiry

We are a relatively small charitable trust and can only make a few new grants each year. Most of the initiatives we fund come to us through our existing networks. However, we always welcome enquiries from high quality applicants whose work is in line with the Trust’s objectives.

If you would like to approach us for funding, please read all the information under Applying for grants carefully.

If you are satisfied that your proposal meets our criteria and fits our current focus areas, please send a short email of up to four paragraphs only with no attachments to the Trust Manager Carin Lake at carin@joffetrust.org. We will not open any attachments due to the risk of viruses.

Your email should include the following:

  1. Name and brief description of your organisation, its charity / registration number, annual income and website details
  2. An outline of your proposal
  3. The amount of funding you are seeking

We aim to reply to enquiries within 6 weeks. If we believe that it is worth your time and effort, we will invite you to submit a full application.

2. Full application

This application process applies ONLY to applicants who have been invited to submit an application. Initial enquiries must be made in one brief email.

If we have asked you to submit an application to the Trust, please provide the following information.

  1. A full proposal, up to 8 pages long, covering:
    • An introduction to the initiative for which you are seeking funding
    • Goal and objectives
    • Key activities and expected results, for each year of the grant
    • The main stakeholders who will have to be involved to achieve success, and what their roles will be
    • Management arrangements
    • If your organisation is not a registered charity, how the work furthers charitable purposes for public benefit
    • Summary of your approach to diversity, equity and inclusion
    • Safeguarding policy & practices, as relevant
  2. A budget giving the overall cost of the work you are seeking funding for, details of other funding available, and your proposed allocation of a Joffe Trust grant
  3. CVs of your CEO and key operational managers
  4. Latest audited accounts and annual report

We may ask for more information to clarify specific issues, or arrange to phone or meet you in order to discuss your application further.

Shortlisted applications will be submitted to the board of Trustees at the next available Trustees’ meeting (three are held each year). Applicants may be asked to make a presentation to the Trustees in person.