Guidelines for Applications for Grants from
THE PRATT GREEN TRUST
Grant applications must fall within one or more of the aims of the Pratt Green Trust and should be sent with a full explanation of the reasons for which the grant is requested to the Chairman of the Trust:
Specific requirements for applications from organisations
All grant applications from organisations must be submitted on headed paper signed by an authorised official and accompanied by a detailed budget covering the project for which the grant is requested, which should also provide details of any other grants or sponsorship agreed or applied for. Where the organisation has been established for more than 18 months the latest set of accounts for the organisation must also be provided. These are required to enable the Trustees to see the application in its full context. In some cases the Trustees may require to have sight of accounts covering a longer period and these will be requested, where required, once the grant application has been received. Where the organisation has been established for less than 18 months the applicant should supply two references.
Specific requirements for applications from individuals
All Grant applications from individuals must be accompanied by a detailed budget covering the project/purpose for which the grant is requested, together with full details of any other grants or sponsorship applied for. Grant applications should be supported by a suitable second signatory e.g. College principal or other person with a connection to the purpose and by two references.
- Grants for the training of musicians cannot be made unless specifically related to the promotion of Hymnody, and such requests will normally be expected to come from a church or related group.
- Grants for the payment of course fees (including the training of cathedral choristers) cannot be considered, although grants towards the purchase of course books may come within the objects of the Trust.
- Grants for general funds will not normally be entertained. The Trustees will favour giving grants towards appropriate publications based on professional estimates, where small pump-priming grants might be appropriate.
- Grants for capital expenditure (e.g. organ restoration, new hymnbooks) will not normally be entertained.