The Fore, part of The Bulldog Trust and a partner of the BIG Lottery Fund, is an open-access funder, which offers development funding and strategic support to early stage charities and social enterprises. Successful applicants are matched with professional support – ongoing mentoring, strategic advice, governance support or other assistance.
The Fore will fund any small charitable organisation (ie. those with an income under £1 million) which is registered in the UK as a charity, social enterprise or community interest company (CIC). Unrestricted grants are awarded, which have the potential to have a transformational impact on an organisation. .
To apply for funding, applicants must first register at the start of each funding round. The next funding round opens at 10am on Monday 24th July.
Numbers for each round are capped to ensure attention is given to each applicant. Registration is run on a first-come, first-serve basis and once the cap is reached, the round is closed; therefore, it is advisable to register early.
Once successfully registered, organisations are invited to submit a simple application via a secure weblink. Organisations then have four weeks to complete this application.
For further information, including guidelines on how to apply, please visit The Fore website.