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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

New applications during Covid-19

The Schroder Charity Trust continues to accept applications from charities during the Covid-19 pandemic. If you wish to make a new application, please go to the ‘Apply’ section of the homepage.

We have added a question to the application form to enable you to illustrate the impact of Covid-19 on your charity where applicable. 

Please note we are not able to accept applications via email or post. All applications must be made via the website.   

Who is eligible to apply?

The Schroder Charity Trust will consider applications from charities registered in England & Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

The Schroder Charity Trust will not support:

  • Individuals
  • Animal Welfare Organisations
  • Political Organisations
  • Major Capital Appeals
  • Social Enterprises or CICs (unless they are also a registered charity)


What kind of grants do we provide?

The Schroder Charity Trust generally makes grants of up to £5,000. In 2019/20 the average grant was £4,368. We receive between 400-500 applications each year and approximately 100 charities receive grants, meaning there is a 1 in 5 success rate (i.e. of every 5 applications we receive, 1 will receive funding). We fund both core costs and specific projects, but not large capital appeals. Grants are usually for a one-year period, rather than over multiple years.

How do I apply for funding?

To make an application, click ‘Apply’ at the top of the home page. This will take you to the ‘Eligibility’ questionnaire to check that you are eligible to apply. Once you click ‘Submit’ and your answers have been confirmed you will be asked to complete your charity and contact details, you will be sent a confirmation email, and then you can make your application. You can save your application as you go along, you do not need to complete it in one go. It is advisable to save the text of your answers to questions in a separate document. 

What is the timing for applications?

Deadlines – there are no set deadlines for the Schroder Charity Trust. Trustees meet twice a year – around June and November. 

Grant Decisions – it can take up to 9 months to receive a decision about your application. Please bear this timescale in mind when applying for finding, we are unable to fund projects which have already started or been completed. Decisions on grants are communicated via email. Please note we are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.  

Reapplying - your organisation can reapply for funding 12 months after you receive a decision about your most recent application. An error message will appear on the website if you reapply too early.  

What do I do if I have issues with the website?

If you are experiencing issues with the website please send screenshots or an explanation of the problem to  

If you can’t log into the website please click the ‘forgotten password’ link which will email you a link to reset your password. 

If you get an error message when entering your website on the application form, please enter 'https://' in front of the 'wwww'. 

Contacting Us

Please email if you have a question not covered by the above information.