Grant Timetable

Grant Timetable

The key dates in the application process for 2024 are:

Spring Round (all dates 2024)
Webinar and Q&A for potential applicants 11 January
Deadline for First Stage grant applications 5pm, 8 February
Organisations notified of First Stage decision Early March
Deadline for Second Stage grant applications 5pm, 8 April
Applicants notified of Second Stage decision Early June
Autumn Round (all dates 2024)
Webinar and Q&A for potential applicants 18 June
Deadline for First Stage grant applications 5pm, 3 September
Organisations notified of First Stage decision 20 September
Deadline for Second Stage grant applications 5pm, 14 October
Applicants notified of Second Stage decision Mid-December

Applications for more than £350,000 need to be considered by the LEF’s full Board, if approval is recommended by the Grants Committee, so notification would be by late June (for the Spring Round) or late December (for the Autumn Round).

Updating our strategy

In 2024, our Spring and Autumn grant rounds are taking place as usual under our Stronger Sector and Fairer Systems funding programmes. Please do make sure to check our guidelines for any updates before submitting any application. Our current guidelines will continue to apply as will our other priorities (listed here), such as ensuring that people with lived experience are at the heart of leadership and strategy.

In 2025, our Spring grant round will be open for renewals for current partners only, but closed to all other applications as we prepare to announce our new strategy. Our Autumn 2025 grant round will then be open to everyone for new applications under our new strategy.

Although our new strategy won’t be announced until summer 2025, we want to make sure that this period of strategic review causes as little uncertainty as possible for our grant partners. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the LEF staff member who is managing your grant if you are a current grant partner, or contact us via our website. You can read more about our new strategy here.

 

 


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