Applying for a Grant

Guidelines for applying for funding assistance from the Ulverscroft Foundation.

The Ulverscroft Foundation supports projects which will have a positive effect on the quality of life of visually impaired people, or people with a print disability.

Our funding is channelled via recognised organisations which help visually impaired people, for example, libraries, hospitals, clinics, schools and colleges; social and welfare organisations.

Applications should be made in writing (we do not have an application form). Make your proposal as detailed as possible. Include details of your current service to visually impaired people, if any, and how the proposed project will be integrated or enhanced. If possible, please give an estimate of how many visually impaired people use/will use your service. Also include the amount of funding obtained to date, if any, and the names of other organisations to whom you have applied.

We ask that organisations send a copy of their latest annual report and accounts with their application.

Our trustees meet quarterly to consider appeals in January, April, July and October each year. The deadlines are:

January meeting: 15 December
April meeting: 15 March
July meeting: 15 June
October meeting: 15 September

Please note:

  • Due to the large number of appeals we receive, if we have given or considered giving a grant to your organisation we are unable to consider a fresh appeal for funding until a period of 18 months has elapsed.
  • We do not generally grant assistance towards core salaries and general running costs.
  • We can consider funding salaries if they are for a particular project.
  • We rarely give grants to individuals.
  • The success of any appeal is dependent on the level of funding available at the time of consideration.