With only a few days left to apply we are getting plenty of questions about when you might expect to hear from us if you are successful. So, the following is the time-line for Round 8, with all the important dates for applicants and our members.
Sunday 12th November – Closed for Applications 11.59pm
Monday 13th November to Sunday 26th of November – Application administration
During this period, applications will be sorted and checked over. We may get in touch asking for extra information about your application, so keep an eye on email address you put in the application.
Monday 27th November – Scoring
Initially our community committees and advisory groups will score applications, (from 27th November – 10th of December). Then our general membership will score applications (from 18th December to 12th of January).
13th to 25th January – Short-listing
In this period, scores will be collated and the short-list drawn up, for our Community Committees and Advisory Groups to look over, to ensure it is a balanced and fair short list. For more information on how we make the decision about who gets funded, see this article.
Friday 26th January – Short list Announced, and small grants awarded.
On Friday or shortly afterwards is when you can expect to hear from us if you are successful, and our short list will be announced. Any groups which applied for a small amount, or were awarded a small amount will be send their grant within a week or so. Applicants who will be awarded a large grant will be invited to the Funding Day. We will be booking transport for the funding day this week, so keep an eye out for us getting in touch with you about it.
Saturday 17th February – Funding Day for large grants
In London, venue to be confirmed, applicants and members will come together to democratically decide how much money the applicants short-listed for larger grants will receive. It sounds intimidating, but its actually a fund day with the opportunity to learn about other struggles, and meet other committed campaigners like yourself. You can read more about how the funding day works here.