How to apply
Check that you are eligible
Please read our grants policy, including the detailed guidance for the relevant field of activity. We
welcome applications from those working in these fields, but please
apply only if you are satisfied that your charity and the work you are
asking us to support are eligible for a grant.
Apply in writing
We are sorry, but we cannot accept emailed
applications. Please apply in writing to:
There is no application form, but please read our guidance
How to present an application and make sure you include all the information we ask
for. Failure to do so may mean we are unable to assess your application
properly, which will affect your chances of success.
- The Grants Administrator
The Will Charitable Trust
11 Creek Road
Blind people and Learning disabilities
- Applications should be submitted from November and by
31 JANUARY at the latest.
Decisions are made in the following April and successful applicants will
be notified by the end of the month.
PLEASE NOTE Do not wait until the final deadlines to submit applications – large numbers of applications received at the last minute mean we have less time to give them our fullest consideration, which may affect your chances of success.
- Applications should be submitted from June and by
31 AUGUST at the
Decisions are made in the following November and
will be notified by the end of the month.
Further queriesIf you have read all the guidance, but are still unsure about
anything, try our FAQs, and for further help, or to discuss your
application, telephone or
email the grants
AcknowledgmentYour application will normally be acknowledged within 3 weeks.
Successful applicants will be notified before 30 April or 30 November as
applicable (see deadlines above). If you have not heard by those dates, you should assume
that your application has been unsuccessful. We are sorry that due to
the volume of applications we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants
We ask charities to whom we have awarded
grants to submit a short update on their project by the application
deadline the following year, i.e. 31 January in fields of care of blind
people and care of people with learning disabilities, and 31 August for
cancer care grants. No further updates are required
unless specifically requested.
Please note that although the
requirement to update us is not a formal grant condition, failure to do
so will be taken into account when we consider future applications.