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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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
How much do we give?

The Schroder Charity Trust generally provides grants of up to £5,000, the average award is currently £2,500.

In order to find out more, please visit the Charity Commission website to view our most recent set of Financial Statements. The ‘Report of the Directors’ provides information on the number of appeals received and  grants awarded during the financial year. A full list of all grants made is also provided on the final pages.

How to apply for funding

Please click on the apply section where you will complete your initial registration. You will then be asked some questions to establish that your charity is eligible to apply for a grant. You do not need to complete your application in one session, as you will be able to save and return to it.

All relevant information must be provided within your application. It is important to note that we can only accept applications online. You will receive an automatic acknowledgement once submitted.

What is the deadline for applications?

The Schroder Charity Trust operates a rolling programme and therefore does not set fixed deadlines.  Organisations can therefore apply at any time and decisions are generally made bi-annually.  

How long does it take to receive a decision?

Generally, applicants will receive a decision notification within 9 months of submission. 

Once your application has been submitted you will receive an acknowledgement email. Decisions will also be communicated to your charity by email and successful charities will be asked at that stage to sign a grant agreement and to provide banking information.

Due to the high volume of applications received we are unable to provide individual feedback.

When can a charity reapply for funding?

All charities can reapply 12 months after notification of the outcome in relation to your last application. Our online application system will automatically prevent your charity from submitting a new application until this period has expired.   

Contacting Us

Due to the high number of applications received, the Schroder Charity Trust is unable to offer individual assistance. The online application process is designed so that your charity can provide all of the information that is required in order for a decision to be reached.