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United Kingdom: Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust (EKCT) Grant Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 19, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on December 30, 2020
Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust logo
Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust logo

Grants will be considered for start-up costs, core costs or for a specific project for which applicants have requested support. This could include a contribution towards a building/refurbishment project, purchase of specialist equipment or other similar capital expenditure, or assistance with running costs.

Areas of Interest - Principal support is given to charities working in the following areas:
> Charitable work in the County of Sussex;
> Wildlife & Environmental Conservation (UK and International);
> Reproductive Health (International) – applications within this category will only be considered for family planning projects delivering in Africa and Asia, and in areas where there is clear and intended impact on the environment.

The trustees use the following programme areas to classify their grants:
a) Care of the Elderly;
b) Disability;
c) General Welfare;
d) Hospices;
e) Reproductive Health (International);
f) Wildlife & Environmental Conservation (UK and International);
g) Youth.

Trustees are not currently considering applications for areas that fall outside of those listed above.

Trustees are unlikely to support applications for funding for periods longer than 12 months.

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EKCT aims to ‘make a difference’.

The trustees will consider all applications that fall within the trust’s area of activity from charities that are registered in the UK.

Grant amounts that may be applied for: Small – up to £3,000 / Medium – £3,001-£10,000 / Large – over £10,001.
Small grant applications are accepted throughout the year.
Medium grant applications are accepted four times a year. Next deadlines: 20th August; 19th November.
Large grant applications are accepted twice a year. Next deadline: 10th September.

Trustees aim to consider applications and notify applicants within 12 – 15 weeks of receipt of an application form.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jul 19, 2020
Jul 19, 2020

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 = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests 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 proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit 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. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network

Jul 19, 2020
Jul 19, 2020

Dear Ana,
Thank you so much for these tips and for the shared resources.
They are very helpful.

Jill Langhus
Jul 20, 2020
Jul 20, 2020

Thanks, Ana.