When can I apply?

Applications can be made at any time using the application form available on our website. Please ensure that you comply with our Guidelines before making your application.

Our Guidelines can be found on our Grant Making Policy page.

Are there deadlines for applications?

There are no deadlines for applications, requests can be submitted at any time. Due to the volume of applications received and to help keep administrative costs to a minimum only successful applications will be notified. If you have not had a response within 3 months then your application has been unsuccessful.

Who makes the decision on what projects are supported?

Our Trustees make the decisions on what requests are supported.

What is the minimum and maximum size of grant you can apply for?

There is no minimum grants size you can request. However due to the amount of funding available our maximum grant size is currently £2,500.

Do you fund more than one year projects?

Due to the amount of funding available we will only provide funding for one off grants. However this may change in the future depending on the availability of funds.

Do you fund organisations that are not charities?

The Andy Thomson Foundation will only fund registered charities.

Do you fund running costs?

Due to the funds available we will only fund running costs if they are part of a project application.

Do you fund salaries?


How often can I apply for a grant?

Charities receiving funding from us should allow 12 months to elapse from our last grant award before making a new application.

Unsuccessful applicants can reapply anytime.

Do you have an appeals process?

We do not have an appeals process. The Trustees’ decision is final.

Can I get feedback if my application is refused?

Yes, you can have feedback by arrangement by emailing [email protected]