THE GIDDO’S GIFT CHARITABLE TRUST GRANT MAKING POLICY
1. The Purpose of this Policy is to set out the principles, criteria and process that govern how “Giddos Gift will approve grants;
Under the terms of the Trust Deed dated 5th August 2017, the objects of the Charity are:
To provide financial support in the form of grants or goods to teenagers and young adults
suffering from cancer
To donate a financial grant yearly to Sarcoma UK and Histo UK.(dependent on fund savailable in Charity’s accounts)
In the event of a young adult 18-24 years passing away, the charity will provide a grant to the next of kin to help with funeral expenses
2. Priorities for support
The number of projects which can be supported by the Charity is, of necessity, limited to the amount of funds available for distribution in any year.
In awarding grants, the Trustees will apply the following principles:
3.1 Applications from North West England and North Wales are eligible for consideration.
3.2 The individual must have a cancer or cancer related diagnosis
3.3 Applications must be made by individuals, not organisations;
3.4 All applications from previous recipients of grants or from previously unsuccessful applicants will be considered by the Trustees on their own merits. Although the Trustees will have regard to the outcome of the previous application, any new application will in no way receive preferential or adverse consideration.
4. Grant application process
All applications for grants should be completed in conjunction with this policy. They must be made by using the on-line application form on the Charity’s website (currently under construction) or by sending a hard copy of the application form (which can be downloaded on the website) or by emailing the trustees at or in writing to Giddo’s Gift, 6 Pwll Y Hwyaden, Flint, Flintshire, CH6 5TW.
5. Information requirements before awarding a grant
Before awarding a grant to any individual, the Trustees require that the application should:
5.1 Inform the Trustees of the purpose of the application and the way in which the grant will be used;
5.2 Inform the Trustees of the names and full contact details of a referee (needs to be a health professional i.e Doctor, Social worker) who is prepared to support the application;
5.3 Be signed or verified by the applicant (or in the case of applicants by persons under the age of eighteen years by his or her parent or guardian) to confirm that all information provided is correct.
6 Assessment process
6.1 All grant applications will be subject to initial assessment to ensure they meet the basic criteria for funding. Applicants must be prepared to provide such other information as the Trustees may reasonably require in order to assist them in their decision-making process. Grants will be considered by the Trustees at their meetings, and the Trustees will aim to write to all applicants informing them of the outcome of their application for funding within four weeks of receipt of a complete application (including all necessary references. Urgent applications will be considered as soon as possible.
6.2 Applicants should note that, as with many other charitable trusts, the Giddo’s Gift Charity receives far more applications than it has funds to support. Even if an application fits within the criteria and priorities of the Charity and a detailed assessment has been made, the Charity may still be unable to provide a grant.
6.3 The Trustees will not be obliged to provide an explanation to the applicant should his/her application be unsuccessful.
Monitoring and Publication
7. Monitoring and Publication
7.1 It is the policy of the Trustees to monitor all grants made.