Applying for a grant

Please note that due to our current financial commitment to the renovation of Old Yew Tree Cottage, our grants system is currently suspended.

Grants may be offered for qualifying projects involving repairs to or renovations of buildings of historic or architectural interest and their settings provided there is community benefit arising from the project and they are visible to the public.

Discretionary Grant Conditions

Geographic Area of Interest:
Centred on Farnham and the surrounding area of Surrey and Hampshire

What we fund:
Repairs to or renovations of buildings of historic or architectural interest and their settings, provided there is community benefit arising from the project. We will consider applications for repair work to parts of buildings where these are visible to the public. We will not fund works for areas which are entirely private, or for work already commenced.

Size of grants:
The Trust sets an annual budget for making grants and this will not normally be exceeded, although support for a project may possibly span two or more years.

There is no minimum size of grant though it will generally not be worth applying for sums under £500. There is no maximum size of grant though in general grants are usually in the range of £1,000 to £25,000. This may be exceeded in exceptional circumstances providing sufficient resources are available.
The Trust will normally only part-fund projects and applicants should demonstrate how they intend to provide the balance of the funding required.
In situations where it would help the applicant develop a large project, preliminary applications may be made on the basis of estimates and FBPT may then agree in principle to support the project. However, no commitment to fund the project will be made until firm details are available


Applications for support must be made on the Project Support Application Form with supplementary sheets and documents as necessary. The Trust will review the Form, may call for additional information, and make its decision. The award of a grant is entirely at the discretion of the Trustees and their decision is final.
Once, and if, agreed by the Trust in writing prior to the commencement of work, grants are usually disbursed against copies of invoices for the work being funded up to the value of the agreed grant. Grants agreed will normally lapse if not drawn down within 12 months from the date of approval, or such other period as agreed on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants will be required to acknowledge the support of the Trust in any publicity related to the project and must also consent to the Trust including the project in its own publicity.
For larger projects the Trust may be willing to enter into a formal relationship of consultancy or partnership where this would be a more efficient way of implementing the project.
The Trust may require applicants to deliver a report on the project following its completion