Trust in Children is a charity that enables deprived children to access education and non-academic skills by giving grants and, occasionally, running its own projects, both in the UK and abroad. You can find out more about how we award grants, including the grant application process, below.

Assessment processGardening at Favour Preparatory nursery school 2013

Applications should be made on the standard Trust in Children grant application form and returned either in scanned form to, or in hard copy to:
Trust in Children
26a Courtenay Street
SE11 5PQ



Before applying please read the “Assessment criteria” and “Further notes” below.

Grant making meetings will usually take place quarterly. At these meetings the TiC Board of Trustees will consider applications using the criteria listed below.

The TiC Board of Trustees has four options available when considering applications:

  • Make a full award
  • Make a partial award
  • Request more information
  • Reject the application

The decision of the TiC Board of Trustees is by consensus and their decision is final with no right of appeal. Applicants will usually be notified of the outcome by letter within 14 days of the decision.

Assessment criteria

In assessing applications, the TiC Board of Trustees will take the following criteria into consideration:

  • The connection to TiC’s vision and mission
  • The financial viability of the organisation and the project
  • The degree of need for the project requiring funding
  • Whether the aims of the organisation meet TiC’s aspirations
  • The ability of the organisation to achieve the goals described in the application
  • The size of the organisation and the project

Further notes

You may wish to note the following before applying:children in class at Favour Preparatory nursery school 2013

  • Applications must be made on the standard TiC Grant Application Form
  • Support can normally only be given to organisations that are charitable within the UK meaning of that term or to charities registered with the UK Charity Commission
  • Charities that are not registered with the UK Charity Commission will need to provide assurances that they are charitable organisations
  • Grants will be made by means of a single payment or instalments (at the discretion of trustees) and TiC does not normally commit to long term commitments running beyond a single financial year
  • The usual upper limit for grants is £1,000. Grant applications above this amount will only be successful in exceptional circumstances
  • Unsuccessful applicants cannot reapply in the same financial year
  • All grants are subject to the Standard Terms and Conditions described in the TiC Grant Application Form

Child Protection Code of Conduct

Trust in Children takes children’s safety extremely seriously and expects all work that we fund to maintain high standards of child protection. We appreciate that the initiatives we fund are small and working in varying circumstances, and provide this Trust in Children Code of Conduct that we require all adults, whether paid staff or volunteers, to abide by within the activities funded by Trust in Children.