Applying for a grant

All the information you will need about the application process, our policies and procedures is below.

Please note that all applications must be submitted through the website and adhere to our grant-making policy.

To be eligible to apply for a grant from Didymus, you must be:

  • A registered charity
  • Applying for work based in England, Wales, Africa or Central and South America
  • Applying for work that fulfils ones of our five goals
  • Applying for £5000 or less
  • Have an annual income of less than £2 million.

Please note that there is no guarantee of repeat funding and applicants are not usually considered if they have received three previous awards.

Our grant-making policy outlines our full eligibility criteria and application, monitoring and auditing policies. Please download this and read it in full before you apply.

The policy is in PDF format, so you will need Adobe Reader which can be downloaded for free here.


All applications must be made through the website.

Submissions may be made at any time but applications received less than six weeks before a trustees meeting will be considered at the following trustees meeting. Dates of the trustees meetings for the year and the deadlines for applications for these meetings are available on the final tab.

Stage 1

  • Potential applicants must complete our short, online eligibility quiz
  • If you are eligible for funding, the quiz will direct you to our online application page
  • Submit your application on the online application page. Please refer to our privacy policy before submitting your information.

Stage 2

  • All applications will be acknowledged by email and checked by the Trustees to ensure they meet the basic criteria for funding.
  • Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email.

Stage 3

  • Applications which meet the basic criteria for funding will be reviewed by Trustees. Applicants may be contacted at this stage for more information.
  • Applications will be considered at the next Trustee meeting. These take place in February, June and October.
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within a month of the Trustee meeting.

Successful applicants must work with the Trustees to provide any further information, co-ordinate grant payments and fulfil audit expectations.

Please note:

  • Didymus does not make unsolicited grants.
  • All applications must be made via the website. Applications sent to our registered postal address will be destroyed.


If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Trust.

Applications for funding may be made at any time.  However, applications received within six weeks of a trustee meeting will be considered at the following meeting.

Forthcoming meetings and deadlines are:


Meeting in October 2020 (applications closed)

Meeting in February 2021 (deadline for applications, noon on 31st December 2020)

Meeting in June 2021 (deadline for applications, noon on 30th April 2021)

Meeting in October 2021 (deadline for applications, noon on 31 August 2021)