Trust applications – a funder’s perspective

Trust applications – a funder’s perspective

By Georgina Nayler
Wendy Smithers


This interview with The Pilgrim Trust's Director, Georgina Nayler, offers an insight into the grant application process from a funder's point of view. It provides a guide on how to apply for funds from trust and foundations; from planning an application and common mistakes through to the key ingredients of a successful application.

If you are able to send appendices too, you should consider including:

  • Accounts
  • Details of Trustees, Staff and Professional Advisers
  • The project in its context
  • Business Plans
  • Good, clear photographs
  • The wider fundraising strategy and the fundraising context
  • Clear financial statements and cash flow
  • Financial viability of the organisation and the project in the long term
Resource type: Guide/tools | Published: 2014