Small Grants Application Form

Please note the application must be completed in one sitting as the form does not have a save function.

Please use this form for UK applications only. More information on our Africa Small Grants Programme including how to apply can be found here.

    Contact Information

    Name of Organisation

    Organisation Address


    Main Contact for the Project




    Your Email

    About your Organisation

    Please provide your registered charity number or Community Interest Company number
    (Please note: organisations which are not registered charities or CICs are not eligible to apply)

    Charity Website Address

    Please describe your organisation - what does it do and why? (approx. 250 Words)

    Number of paid employees. Please provide details of whether they are full-time or part-time

    Number of volunteers

    What year was your organisation established in?

    Income (most recent full financial year)
    (Please note: organisations with an income of more than £350,000 pa are not eligible to apply)

    Expenditure (most recent full financial year)

    How many months’ running costs does your organisation currently hold in reserves? Is this in line with your reserves policy?

    Has your organisation experienced a significant loss of income or increase in costs due to Covid-19? If yes, please provide details.

    Do you receive any statutory funding? Please provide details.

    Does your organisation have a religious affiliation? Please provide details.

    Purpose of Funding

    Sum requested (up to £10,000)

    Please outline how you would use this funding, should you be successful. (approx. 250 Words)

    Please provide a budget with estimated costs, showing how you would use a grant from True Colours. Please provide this in a list if possible. Should you be successful, you will be asked to provide a detailed report on expenditure following the completion of the project.

    Who are your service users? How many people do you expect to reach? What is the age range of children you support? (approx. 250 Words)

    Can you tell us more about the area you work in (approx. 150 words)

    Do you charge families for your services? If so, how much?

    Has your organisation received funding from True Colours in the past?

    How did you find out about the True Colours Trust?


    DBS/PVG checks: Please confirm that DBS/PVG checks have been conducted on staff and volunteers.

    If DBS/PVG checks have not been completed, please indicate why.

    Please confirm that you have suitable safeguarding policies in place, covering children and vulnerable people, and any other relevant safeguarding issues. This should include reasonable steps you are taking to support staff, volunteers, and the public in relation to Covid-19. We expect these are reviewed and updated regularly by your organisation. We may request to see these policies at any time. 


    Please confirm that you agree to adhere to the Trust’s safeguarding policy, further information on this policy can be found on the Trust’s website.


    We strive to make our application process as accessible as possible. If you have any feedback on this form, or any suggestions of things we could do better, please do let us know.

    If there is anything within this form which you are unsure about, or you’d like to have a conversation before submitting, please do contact us at