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The Henry Smith Charity´s Improving Lives programme (for the UK)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 27, 2019 from Brazil
Expired on August 25, 2019
The Henry Smith Charity logo
The Henry Smith Charity logo

The Improving Lives grant programme provides grants to charitable organisations that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available.

We support established organisations delivering services directly to beneficiaries. We are looking for services which can demonstrate a track record of success, and evidence the effectiveness of the work.

This is our largest grants programme, through which the majority of our funds are distributed.

Eligibility criteria:
1. Your organisation must have an annual income of between £50k and £2m as demonstrated in your most recently audited accounts;
2. We only fund work within the UK;
3. You must be able to send us audited or independently inspected accounts with your application;
4. We fund work that is legally charitable as well as registered charities;
5. Funding covers running costs, salaries and projects.

Grant size: between £20,000 and £60,000 per year between 1 to 3 years.

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Please ensure you read our full guidelines before starting your application and refer to the application form help text as you complete your application.

Applications can be submitted at any time. There are no deadlines.

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Jill Langhus
Jun 28, 2019
Jun 28, 2019

Thanks, Ana.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Aug 12, 2019
Aug 12, 2019

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply;
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills.
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and use its filters (right upper corner) to find what really suits you.
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others.
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests - tell these stories too. They will enlighten and inspire the sisterhood.