Accounts Count

File accounts late with the Charity Commission and you may pay the price.

Raising money from grant-making trusts and foundations can be tough. Our research has shown that many trusts receive more applications than they can fund, and about three in four applications to trusts are unsuccessful.

Around one quarter to a third of applications received by trusts are ineligible, so applicants can improve their chances of success simply by ensuring they meet the basic eligibility criteria laid out by funders before they make an application. This briefing looks at whether there were any other really simple ways that charities can increase their chances of success when applying for funding from grant-making trusts.

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