Urgent Small Awards

From May 2024 the Trust is trialing a new funding scheme: Urgent Small Awards.

We have created this scheme in recognition of the fact that small and grassroots organisations can face unforeseen circumstances in which a small amount of support can go a long way.

Urgent Small Awards will therefore meet small expenses in a time of urgent need. We are open as to the use of funds but anticipate that applications will be for things such as replacing broken equipment, last-minute training, event or travel costs or fees and things that organisations may not be able to fund elsewhere.

The pot allocated to small awards is limited and we urge applicants to think carefully before applying and to do so because an unexpected need has arisen.

The maximum award for Urgent Small Awards is £500. We encourage applicants to request amounts according to the need, with accurate costings encouraged.

Applications Procedure:

To apply please download and complete the short form and send it to apply(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)amielandmelburn.org.uk

Urgent Small Awards are considered on a rolling basis and you should expect a decision within four weeks of applying.

Download the Application Form>

Please note that:

Urgent Small Awards cannot be used to supplement existing or future grants from the Trust.

Applicants may only apply once per year.

Current grant recipients are not eligible to apply for Urgent Small Awards.

As with all our awards, applications must meet the eligibility criteria and accord with the Trust objectives as set out on our website.