How to Apply

Please read our FAQ’s page for hints and tips to get you started.

To request funding you should download and fill in the application form. Please send your completed application form by post to the Charles and Elsie Sykes Trust or by email to the trust administrator, Mrs Helen Hawley, along with any other relevant information, particularly enclosing a copy of your latest audited or examined accounts for the present year, together with the Annual Report. It is more favourable for the application if the accounts are current. If the donation is required for any particular project, please provide full details and costings.

Please limit your ‘Reason for application’ on the form to 250 words. You may enclose a covering letter as well if you wish.

Before submitting your application, please ensure that you read the Trust’s Privacy Policy, a link to which can be found above or here.

Your request will be considered by the appropriate subcommittee, which for medical projects currently includes two doctors. The subcommittee then makes a recommendation to the next full meeting of the Trustees which take place four times a year. Please note it is their policy only to support applications from registered charities or charitable organisations with a preference for those in or benefiting the geographical area of Yorkshire.

Applications from schools, playgroups, cadet forces, scouts, guides, and churches must be for outreach programmes, and not for maintenance projects.

Personal and overseas applications are not acceptable.

Each application will be answered in writing, whether successful or not by the end of the month following the meeting at which the application was considered.

The Trustees are under no obligation to state the reasons why any particular application has been rejected, and will not enter into correspondence on the matter. Successful applications will receive a donation which may or may not be subject to conditions.

All applications are dealt with at the discretion of the Trustees who meet quarterly in March, June, September and December.

Deadlines for applications are therefore the last Friday of January, April, July and October. If you miss the deadline for one meeting then your application will be considered at the following meeting.