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FAQs for Charity Funding Applications


FAQs for Charity Funding Applications

How many charities do you invite to apply after submitting an Expression of Interest?

We normally invite up to 100 charities to apply after our Expression of Interest has closed.

How many charities will you choose to support after applying?

We’ll be able to select approximately 40 charities for grant funding from each application round.

When will I hear if I have been invited to submit an application for Stage 2?

You’ll hear from us no later than 2 weeks after the Expression of Interest closes to let you know if we can invite you to apply this year.

What size grants does Global’s Make Some Noise award?

If you are invited to Stage 2 – Application, you’ll be able to apply for a minimum of £20,000 and a maximum of £30,000 for 12 months of funding from 1st April 2022. We’ll not award more than 40% of your annual income.

When will I find out if my application has been successful?

If you’ve been invited to apply and submit an eligible application, your charity will be assessed and discussed at one of our Grant Panels in the summer. You may be contacted to discuss your application further or if any additional information is required by the Grants Team. This year, we expect all charities to be informed of the outcome of their application by mid-August.

Do you provide feedback on applications?

We provide feedback for any charity who has submitted an application to us in Stage 2. We are unable to provide comprehensive feedback to charities not invited to apply due to the volume of Expressions of Interest we receive in our programme. We’ll let you know if you are not eligible and do not meet our criteria for funding.

Can I apply again if I have been unsuccessful?

You can submit another Expression of Interest the next time our application process opens. We would encourage you to think about any feedback you have received and always double check your eligibility to make sure you still qualify to be considered for support.

When will funding be available?

New funding for charities will be available from April 2022. If you’re invited to apply after submitting your Expression of Interest, you’ll need to apply for funds starting from the 1st April 2022. We’ll be raising funds through our appeal from October to grant to successful charities next spring.

Where do the funds come from?

Working with Global Media & Entertainment Group, we raise funds through our annual public appeal and through other fundraising and partner initiatives. Funds are then granted to charities at the end of the financial year.

How do I find out if my charity is eligible for Global’s Make Some Noise?

Visit this page to read more about our programme and eligibility criteria.

What type of funding do you give?

Global’s Make Some Noise gives restricted grants for designated areas of work. If you’re invited to apply, you’ll be asked to provide a detailed budget breaking down how you plan to spend your grant.

We call this a ‘project’, however there are many different things you can apply for. Please read the ‘What projects can we fund‘ page for more details.

If you’re successful in your application, you’ll be asked to sign a Funding Agreement which specifies our grant funds are treated as restricted.

Can i submit an Expression of interest if I’ve been supported by you before?

On this occasion, we’ll not be able to progress any charity to application stage if we have previously supported them.

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