Application procedure

Updated 08/10/2018

Timetable: 

The Trustees usually meet twice a year in the Spring and in the Autumn. Deadlines for applications are posted here for the forthcoming year.

Our next deadline for applications will be midnight on Friday 8th February 2019. A number of shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview by a panel of trustees. These interviews will take place in London and the dates for this are 21st and 22nd March 2019. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their applications by close of business on 17th May 2019. 

The following deadline for applications will be midnight on Friday 13th September 2019. A number of shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview by a panel of trustees. These interviews will take place in London and provisional dates for this are 17th and 18th October 2019 (subject to change). Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their applications by close of business on 29th November 2019. 

If you apply to us before the deadline and do not receive an acknowledgement by a week after the deadline you should contact us immediately by email. If you do not, consideration of your application may be delayed.

Guidelines: 

Our guidelines and applications form are currently being updated and will be available soon. In the interim, you may wish to undertake our survey to check your eligibility - Click here. If you have any questions please get in touch with the Trust Secretary - details below.

Before you apply: 

If you are an organisation that is new to PPCF, we would encourage you to get in touch with the Trust Secretary for an informal discussion about your work prior to submitting your application. This can often help organisations to decide whether PPCF is the right funder for them, or what aspects of their work would be most likely to attract PPCF funding, thus saving time and effort. Please send her an email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use the website's contact page to arrange a convenient time to talk.

Address: 

We prefer to receive electronic copies of papers and correspondence only. Please send your email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If for some reason you are not able to send us electronic versions, please contact us by email or phone to arrange for this.

After applying:

Our general policy is that every application received will be acknowledged by email within two weeks, or one week after the deadline (whichever is the sooner). If you do not receive an acknowledgement within this period please email us to check that your application has been received. If you do not do this there may be a delay in considering your application.

We are seeking to give brief feedback to everyone who submits an application to us. Please contact us for feedback one week after you have received the trustees decision.

Reporting and Other Correspondence

Reporting, Response, Feedback and Complaints:

You can download our reporting form here: PPCFReportTemplateOngoing.doc  or as a pdf (last updated March '16).  Whenever possible, reporting to us we would like you to mention the outputs of your work (i.e. what you did - reports produced and disseminated, meetings held, newsletters produced, activities undertaken etc); the outcomes from your work (i.e. the immediate results - increases in web site activity, responses from your target audience etc); and the impact (i.e. the ultimate achievements that relate to your goals). You are also required to confirm that all funding was spent according to charity law.



Reports should now be submitted to us electronically as we have moved away from a paper system.  Reports are due one year after the date of the grant letter. Subsequent years funding, if previously agreed, are subject to our receiving a satisfactory report, and reporting on these should also be on an annual basis.

Please feel free to contact us by email with questions or feedback you may have.

If you wish to complain about about PPCF or any of its staff or trustees we request that you write to us.  In the first instance please contact us by email or phone for the address. We will ask you to mark your envelope 'COMPLAINT  F.A.O. CHAIR PPCF', and your letter will be forwarded un-opened to our Chair who will seek to address the issue responsively and promptly.

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