“We currently operate a biannual grant-making process, accepting large grant applications in Spring, and small grant applications in the Autumn of each year.
Please note it is only our large grants programme that is currently open. Small grants will not be available until Autumn 2022.
There are two types of grants that CPT offer:
1) LargeGrants Programme (£5,001- £60,000): Grants awarded are typically around £30,000 - £50,000, to be spent within two years. However, for exceptional projects the Trust may, at the trustees discretion, consider high er levels of funding for up to £60,000. A full online application form with supporting documentation must be completed for this type of grant.
2) Small Grants Programme (£1,000-£5,000): Grants awarded are typically around £3,000 to £5,000 and are designed to support highly localised projects at parish or local levels. All projects should be completed within one year. To be eligible for a small grant an organization must have an annual turnover of less than £100,000 and be a legally registered charity. A condensed online application form must be completed for this type of grant and an external reference is required.
Information about our 2022 large grant application can be found below:
Large grants programme opens on Tuesday 14th February 2022.
Deadline for applications to be received is Tuesday 15th March 2022 by 5pm.
All applicants will know CPT decision by Monday 2nd May 2022.
Successful applicants will be publicly announced at the CPT award ceremony on Wednesday 25th May 2022.
Dates for the 2022 small grant round will be available on our website by 31st August 2022.”
Previous applicants are welcome to submit a new application to us.
It is possible for a small charity to apply for both a small and large grant. However, please note that charities with an annual turnover over £100,000 are only eligible to apply for a large grant with us.
All applications for either large or small grants are made online using the application form below. The blank application form shows all the questions we will ask.
Unfortunately, applications cannot be saved online to return to later, so we advise that all applicants have all the information they need in advance and available to be able to complete the online form in one sitting. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please also note that if you are applying for a small grant, then some of the questions will be inactive on the application form as we require less information for small grant requests. However, all questions must be answered if you are applying for a large grant.
In addition, the latest set of your charity’s annual accounts should also be uploaded with your completed application form, along with a project budget and a copy of the charity’s safeguarding policy.
Please do not attach any other additional digital media files such as film, still images or audio.
One external referee paragraph of support is needed for applicants seeking a small grant.”
If you would like to prepare your application form answers, please see the templated document below.
Please note this application form is designed for online submission via our website with explanations of any of the questions appearing in italics. An electronic version would also need to be formatted to allow paper based option of applying too.