How to Apply
Please note that we do not fund individuals, applications will only be considered from organisations who have been invited to apply by the RFSA.
If you are interested in applying for RFSA funding on behalf of your organisation, and have not received funding before, or have not received an invitation to apply in the Spring, please contact the Foundation Secretary in the first instance. The Secretary will then discuss the next steps to be considered for funding. Please refer to our funding criteria and priorities to ensure that you have a project or bursary that fits with our mission.
The RFSA funding cycle is given below, to help clarify timescales for your own funding requirements:
Grants are awarded once a year for and are for application towards funding and projects running in the subsequent academic year.
1 March – approved organisations sent invitations to apply (grants for following Sep-Jun year)
1 May - deadline for grant applications
June – grant awards agreed by Foundation Trustee Board
June – applicants notified of grant award decisions
September – approved grants can be applied to projects/bursaries for the new academic year
(The grant funding cycle will open again in March for new applications)
1 May – deadline for monitoring reports for approved grants, part way through funded year
1 October – deadline for grant claims
November – grants paid for approved grant claims
Applicants should be aware that when applying for a grant in e.g. March 2020, the funds for successful applications cannot be utilised until the September, and claimed the following winter (2021).