How to apply

All applications must be made using our online application forms.  The forms can be accessed by visiting the pages describing our various grant programmes

Organisations may submit only one application in each rolling twelve-month period to our main ‘Investing’ programmes (Young People, Families and Rehabilitation).  However, you can submit two applications if one is to our ‘Investing in Communities’ programme.  If you have a ‘live’ CFCT grant in progress (i.e., there are grant payments outstanding) please contact us to establish when you can reapply. 

We strongly advise applicants to download the application form questions and prepare their answers in advance. 

Please note, we operate with a small part-time staff team and therefore sometimes it is not easy to reach us on the telephone.  However, if you leave a message someone will call you back.   You can also communicate with us by email to

Unfortunately, the Trust receives many more applications for grants than it has funds to support.  For this reason, many excellent projects proposals do not receive grants.  We understand that this can be disappointing, and we regret that we cannot enter into correspondence about why a funding application was unsuccessful.