How to apply

How to apply - Large Health and Wellbeing grants

Applications must follow the latest application guidelines. Please read this first as it outlines the criteria for potential project approval.

Applying for a grant 

There are two stages in the large grant application process:

1.  An outline application for a Large Health and Wellbeing grant

(Please note there is a different application process for medical research projects.)

  • The Health and Wellbeing application form brings together basic information to enable the Trustees to confirm whether or not The Evelyn Trust is able to consider the application further. Applications need to be accompanied by a letter from the head of the organisation applying. 
  • Health and Wellbeing applications may be submitted at any time up to a deadline of midnight on 30 November preceding the grant year beginning from, usually, the following July. These are reviewed by Trustees at their January meeting.
  • A few projects may be approved at the January Trustees meeting without further review. Other projects will either go on to the review stage or be declined.
  • A limited number of Health and Wellbeing applications may also be invited after the January Trustees meeting up to April 30 – please check with the Charity Director. 

If applicants wish to receive an initial reaction to a possible application then please email the Charity Director, Rebecca Wood, for advice at office[at]evelyntrust[dot]com.

We have moved to an online application system called Flexi-Grant.  Applicants must register for an account before they can access the form.  For help or guidance with the application process, please contact the Grants Coordinator (nigelwood[at]evelyntrust[dot]com).

Register for account

Download grant conditions

Receipt of an application will be acknowledged.


2. Trustee visit and review – more detailed supporting information

  • An opportunity to meet to discuss the project may be sought in the period February to April.  
  • If the Trustees decide they are able to consider the project further, they will wish to extend their enquiries by requesting a detailed explanation of the work to be done, how it will be achieved and the results and outputs that are being sought, as well as more detailed financial information, annual reports and accounts, and for capital projects copies of estimates, building plans, photographs, artists’ impressions etc. 
  • Clearly the extent of such additional information will vary from application to application.   
  • Appropriate expert advice is available to the trustees and the applicant may be requested to provide further information as a result of advice so received. 

Allocation of grants

  • After final consideration of the reviewed applications at their June meeting Trustees will allocate available funds to the applicants it wishes to support.   
  • Grants should be available to beneficiaries by the end of July. 
  • Some grants for health and wellbeing projects may be awarded at the January meeting and be available thereafter.

Applicants should be aware that there is a very large demand from applicants for support and, therefore, by no means can all applicants be funded.

Grants are distributed at the Trust's discretion to selected registered charities, institutions and causes. Its reasoning behind its funding decisions cannot be discussed with applicants.




Small grants program

We also have a small grants programme for health and wellbeing projects that are in the range of £4,000 to £10,000.
More information here