FAQ

Do I need to send in examined and audited accounts with my application and do they need to be dated within the most recent financial year?
Yes, it is important to send these along together with your application otherwise your application will be rejected.

Is there an opportunity to appeal the decision?
No, the decision of the board is final so please do make sure you go through your application carefully and follow our checklist guide to ensure you have given as much information as possible for the board to make their decision.

Are the applications monitored following issue of grant?
Yes, all funds are monitored and a member of the board may visit to assess the success of the Charles & Elsie Sykes Trust charitable donation.

Can I email my application to you?
No, a hard copy of your application should be sent in the post to the Charles & Elsie Sykes Trust at 6 North Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5PA.

How do I know whether I have given enough, or the right information with my application?
You can download a checklist here which will guide you through exactly what should be enclosed with your application, together with giving you details of where to send it.

When do the Trustees meet?
The Trustees meet four times a year at the beginning of March, June, September and December.

When is the deadline for applications?
The deadline for each meeting is the last Friday in January, April, July and October. Your application will be considered at the meeting following that date.

When will I find out if my application has been successful?
You will receive a letter, whether or not your application has been successful, at the end of the month of the meeting at which your application was considered.

What happens if I miss the deadline for a meeting?
If you miss the deadline for one meeting then your application will be considered at the following meeting.

We are not based in Yorkshire, can my charity still apply to the Trust?
In order to be eligible for consideration by the Trustees your charity should be based in Yorkshire or benefit Yorkshire directly. If your application relates to a medical project then it can benefit any part of the UK and will still be considered.