Frequently Asked Questions
When can I apply?
You can apply at any time but the timescale for consideration of the applications is as follows:
The half yearly dates by which applications must be submitted are
31 March – applicants will usually be informed of the outcome of their application by July of that year.
30 September – applicants will usually be informed of the outcome of their application by January of the next year.
How will I know if I qualify?
Please read the accompanying notes carefully.
The trustees do not consider applications from National Charities unless there is a direct link to a local beneficiary or organisation. If a National Charity is supporting an application e.g. by providing part of the funding for some equipment or a project, the application itself should be made by the individual or local organisation itself indicating the scope of support from the National Charity.
Where do I need to live?
The Trustees consider applications from within the ‘old’ Lancashire boundaries, as defined in the Local Government Act 1972. Click to see map.
Can my University Tuition fees and Student Loans be paid?
The Trustees will consider supporting training which would enable an applicant to secure employment in circumstances where it would otherwise be impossible for them to do so.