Policy and procedure

Grant Selection Criteria

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Grant Selection Criteria

Please read this section carefully before completing your application

  1. To be successful, the applicant must:

1.1 Be an individual within the age range of 11 to 25 years old. Or group that supports that age range.

1.2 Live within the geographic boundaries of Lincolnshire

And a project must:

1.3 Help support that individual or group financially

1.4 Provide training or education to an individual to help better their lives

1.5 Provide financial support to a group that is providing education, life skills or sports training


2.1 Applications are welcomed from groups or individuals whose primary focus falls easily into one of the following categories:

  1. Education
  2. Health
  3. Homelessness/Poverty
  4. Active Lifestyles (e.g. encouraging exercise/fitness/sport)

2.2 An independent reference may be required for applications of £250 or more. Please ensure that you obtain permission from your chosen referee before passing their details to us.


The following list sets out the type of groups and activities excluded by the Freshtime Futures Trust grant scheme

Excluded Individuals/Groups:

3.1 Groups or individuals outside the agreed age range (11-25 years old)

3.2 Groups or individuals that are already self-supporting or have other means of funding

3.3 Groups or individuals that are being supported by other charities

Excluded Activities:

3.4 Core activities of statutory services – Statutory services seeking grants for core activities such as a school library or essential hospital equipment are excluded.

3.5 Party political activity – Applications to support fundraising, campaigning or any other activity associated with any political party will not be accepted.

3.6 Ongoing Running Costs – Grants will not be awarded for generic ongoing running costs e.g. Rent, bills, staffing.

3.7 Requests from charities for fundraising will not be accepted

3.8 Any application that is not deemed legal will not be accepted

3.9 Anything that is not deemed of tangible benefit will not be accepted

Applications must be for one-off investments, purchases covered by the categories detailed on point 2.1 of the Successful Applications section.


The terms and conditions below set out the relationship between Freshtime Futures Trust and you as an individual or your group. If you have any questions or would like help to fully understand the terms & conditions, contact the trust at info@freshtimefuturestrust.org

4.1 Freshtime Futures Trust can ask you for extra information to support your application.

4.2 The amount we provide is final and we will not increase it if you overspend or have worked out your costs incorrectly.

4.3 If you do not spend all the grant provided, you must return any unspent money to us within six months of receipt of the grant.

4.4 Freshtime Futures Trust will not be responsible for any expenditure (on assets, equipment, or your project) you have incurred before you receive our letter confirming details of the grant provided.

4.5 From time to time, Freshtime Futures Trust may use your name in any publicity about the grant. We may also choose to advertise the award of community grants on our website or in the press, please advise during the application process if you are unwilling to agree to this.

4.6 Subject to our approval you may have the opportunity to promote the grant in all publicity relating to your project.

4.7 Projects being carried out with help from Freshtime Futures Trust may be required to be verified.

4.8 You must agree to co-operate with us on any follow-up visits.

4.9 Freshtime Futures Trust can ask you to return the grant in full if we find that you have used it for a purpose other than that set out in your application.

4.10 If any of the Trust’s assets (such as marketing banners or props) have been provided you must return them to you to us at the address below.

4.11 The trustee’s decision on your application is final and they may choose not to answer any of your questions about the decision.

4.12 Freshtime Futures Trust may withhold all or part of the grant, or recover all or part of any payment from you, if we discover that:

– You have broken any part in this agreement;

– Any information in the application form or a supporting document was incorrect or misleading;

– Your group or the project ends for any reason.

4.13 Multiple applications – Only one application for the same event or one application per person/organisation may be supported in a 12 month period.

4.14 Success for a particular type of application does not automatically mean that we will support the same type of application every time.


Please read the following carefully before completing and submitting your application. Your application will be considered by the Trustees.

5.1 If you require any guidance or assistance in completing this form, please contact the trust, who will be delighted to help (please see contact details below).

5.2 Please feel free to supply any additional information which you feel is relevant to and will support your application.

5.3 If your application is unsuccessful, you may be advised why and, if appropriate, whether you should consider re-applying at a different time.


The board of trustees may change this criteria at any time without prior notice


Please return completed forms to: Freshtime Futures Trust, Riverside Industrial Estate, Marsh lane, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 7PJ. info@freshtimefuturestrust.org