PLEASE NOTE: the main grants programme is currently suspended and no new applications are being accepted (more information at the top of the page). The information below relates to the usual operation of the main grants programme and is there for your information relating to when the standard programme is reopened.
- When can I reapply for funding?
If you were successful in obtaining a grant, then you need to wait for a period equal to the length of that grant before reapplying. For example: if you received a one-year grant you can reapply one year after the date on which your final end of year grant report was submitted. Similarly, if you received multi-year funding for four years, you can reapply four years after the date on which your final grant report was submitted.
If you were unsuccessful in obtaining a grant, you can reapply one year after the date on which you were informed of that decision.
If you are unsure when your final end of year grant report was submitted, or when you were informed that your application was not successful, please contact us.
- Do Leathersellers’ Charitable Fund only fund charities in London?
No, we support registered charities working within and for the benefit of communities across the UK.
- Can I request feedback if my application is unsuccessful?
Unfortunately, as we only have a small Grants team at the Leathersellers’ it is not possible for us to provide feedback to all applicants.
- Should we apply for a specific project or for a core costs grant (unrestricted funding)?
Whether you need help with a capital project, unrestricted core costs or a project / specific activity, the important thing is that you apply for what you need most as this will be the most compelling for our Committee.
- Do we need to have a connection to the Livery Company or one of its members?
No, the Leathersellers’ Charitable Fund has an open application process and you do not need to have an introduction to be able to apply. If you do have a particular connection to the Livery, please make that clear in your application. If a Liveryman has agreed to support your application, please ask them to contact the Grants team after you have submitted your application, to explain their connection
- If we apply for too much funding, will we get nothing?
No, if your requested sum is larger than the Committee consider appropriate, they may grant a smaller amount. Your funding request is not an all or nothing consideration.