How to apply for funding

Are you
Eligible?

Given the time it can take to produce an application for funding, we would recommend that applicants complete the eligibility questionnaire before starting the process of completing the application form. This will help you to identify whether your project meets our funding criteria.

Please note the application deadlines – The Trustees meet twice a year to consider applications and so the deadlines to apply for each round of funding are by 1st March and 1st October.

The Prince Philip Trust Fund is keen to support initiatives that support:

  • The development of children
    and young people
  • Those in social need
  • Sport and disability
  • Physical and mental health projects
  • The elderly
  • The arts and literature

Funding criteria

The aim of The Prince Philip Trust Fund is to make a real difference to the quality of life of people from communities across the extensive area covered by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

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Application process

The Prince Philip Trust Fund has a specific process for applicants to follow. Our aim is to make this as clear as possible to ensure that only eligible projects apply, as we know how time consuming fundraising can be for small organisations.

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Application form

All applicants must complete an application form. You can find the form here.

However, we ask all potential applicants to check our short eligibility list of questions to find out whether your project meets our criteria.

Frequently asked questions

What are the deadlines for applying to The Prince Philip Trust Fund?

The Trustees meet twice a year to consider applications and so the deadlines to apply for each round of funding are by 1st March and 1st October.

Does The Prince Philip Trust Fund accept applications for salaries or core funding?

As we tend to award funding on an annual basis only, the Trustees prefer not to fund salaries or core costs apart from in exceptional circumstances

Do you fund organisations with healthy reserves?

While the Trustees like to see that an organisation is financially well managed, we prefer to see that our support will make a real difference to your project, particularly those who will benefit from it.

I have missed an application deadline. Will the Trustees consider funding my project outwith a regular meeting?

While Trustees can, occasionally, make discretionary awards for smaller grants up to the value of £1,000, the majority of decisions are made at Trustee meetings and it is recommended that applicants submit by the dates given.

Can I get feedback on an unsuccessful application?

We will provide feedback if your application is unsuccessful provided you get in touch. As you can understand, we receive a large number of applications and it is not possible to get back to everyone unless they approach us for feedback.

Do you fund projects from across the UK?

We will consider funding for projects based in other parts of the UK. However, the majority of beneficiaries MUST live in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in order for your application to be successful.

Is there a limit on the value of grants awarded?

There is no limit on the value of grants awarded. However, they tend to be in the range of £250 – £5,000.

What if I am not eligible?

The Trustees recognise that some applications may not quite meet The Prince Philip Trust Fund’s objectives and they may well be in a position to direct applicants to other charities which may be able to assist

News

Three new appointments announced for the Board of Trustees of the Prince Philip Trust Fund

14 September 2021: The Prince Philip Trust Fund for Windsor and Maidenhead is delighted to welcome three new appointments to their Board of Trustees. Elizabeth Hewer, Head of St George’s School, Ascot; Peter McKee, Vice-Provost of Eton; and local entrepreneur and businessman Andrew Try
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Case Studies

Supporting Local Families

At The Prince Philip Trust Fund helping families across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is very important to us. When families are supported, they are better able to weather the inevitable challenges of life. When families are supported, so too are the children in them, and stronger families ...
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Events

Windsor half marathon

Taking place every September, The Prince Philip Trust Fund is a Founding Charity for the Windsor Half Marathon having been involved since the event began in 1982. Described as the UK’s most picturesque half marathon, the race takes place in the magnificent surroundings of Windsor Great Park. The ...
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Apply now

Find out if you are eligible to apply to The Prince Philip Trust Fund before downloading an application form.

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