In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, as of March 2020, The Dulverton Trust will be prioritising applications from charities that meet their guidelines and are either (a) well-placed to deliver vital services to vulnerable communities affected by the current crisis or (b) charities with which we have an existing relationship.
Statement from The Dulverton Trust
“We have now made the decision that for the immediate future (and including our June and October Board meetings), our grant-making will be focused on:
(a) charities which meet our funding criteria and are well-placed to support vulnerable communities through this crisis (previous grant recipients will be prioritised, but we may consider new charities to us as an exception)
(b) supporting charities with which we have an existing relationship to overcome funding challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
When considering applications, we will be interested in understanding whether or not applicants have explored all the options for financial support, including government schemes and emergency funds. We would hope to see applicants investigating all possible avenues of support, and are happy to signpost to potential sources of funding if this is useful.
We are in the process of contacting applicants with a decision pending to understand the organisation’s needs and to discuss how we are assessing current applications. If you haven’t heard from us, please feel free to contact us using the normal office number.
Things are moving quickly and we may need to adapt our approach in response to changes. We will communicate any updates via this website.
We welcome input from our grantees and charities to inform our response. We know that you will have many competing priorities, but if there are things we could be doing to be clearer or to help you, please let us know these via our contact form or by telephoning our office number.’