How to apply

This section explains how to make an application to our Open Programme (other funding programmes are by invitation).

Open Programme grants are usually between £10,000 to £30,000 per year and are awarded from one to three years.

Open Programme applications in 2022/23


Total applications


Eligible applications


Grants awarded

Application deadlines

Our Grants Committee meets four times a year to decide upon grant applications. The application deadlines for meetings in 2024/25 are as follows:

The next application deadline is:

26th July 2024

Application deadlines for 2024/25

26th July 2024

Decisions in October 2024

25th October 2024

Decisions in January 2025

31st January 2025

Decisions in April 2025

25th April 2025

Decisions in July 2025

The Application Process

We fund organisations working in our priority areas.

Applications are made through an online form and you can download a PDF to view the questions in advance of submitting your application.

Making an Application
Please select which priority you would like to apply under below. You will then be taken through a four-step process to help you determine your eligibility, find out in detail what we are looking to fund and what is involved in making an application.

If you feel your application is eligible you can go directly to the application form. We advise that you go through the full application process first to ensure your work is eligible.

Migrants and Refugees

The Justice System and Penal Reform

Human rights and Access to Justice