Criteria for grants for an organisation
Whilst this list is not exclusive or binding for the fund, the panel will apply the following criteria in deciding whether to award grants. Preference will be given to:
- Capital equipment rather than support with running costs;
- Grants where matching funds are available;
- Activities that will benefit the greatest number of people;
- Pump priming grants, e.g. initial support for a medical post if that will lead to funding for the post being taken over by the NHS.
Grants may be either single grants or rolling grants.
Whilst there is no limit to the size of grants, the fund wishes to spread the benefit as widely as possible and it is likely to give precedence to applications for grants up to £20,000 in any year. However, the fund does not wish to discourage applications for larger awards, where the applicant considers they can demonstrate a justifiable reason for a large grant.
Conditions may be attached to the awards of grants. In order to promote awareness of the fund, to enable it to bring knowledge of its work to its target audience and to acknowledge Harry Cureton’s generosity, it will normally be a condition of a grant that there will be public acknowledgement of it.