How to Apply for a Grant

Causes that we support

Most of the causes that we support will be funded within recognised UK charities – but all will fall within our own formal charitable objects. We only support registered charities whose public housekeeping is in good order – solvent, with Charity Commission and Companies House filing on time.

We are unlikely to support turn-arounds. There is no geographic restriction, but most causes supported will operate primarily within England and Wales. Grants will typically be in the range of £250 to £3,000.

£250 to £3,000


The Trustees will enthusiastically support education for all ages, particularly in literacy and numeracy and particularly for the disadvantaged. Similarly the Trustees will look kindly upon projects related to disadvantaged children and youth. We are instinctively sympathetic to activities that should be state funded but are not, or those outside state funding.

We will also consider supporting activities and causes particularly relevant to the older generation, though we consider this sector is more in the province of the Chartered Accountants’ Benevolent Association (CABA).

Causes that we do not support

We do not support causes that promote a single religion, political causes, animal welfare or medical research. We are unlikely to support individuals or sports events. The Trustees are equally unlikely to support projects where the grant will not make a significant difference to the cause supported.


Procedure for application

The Trustees meet quarterly, generally at the end of March, June, September and December. They have a policy of considering all applications submitted and at face value. Apart from the need for each applicant to complete a simple application form for the purposes of identification, there is no formal procedure. If the Trustees require additional information or references they will subsequently make the appropriate request and will seek out supplementary information in the public domain.

Completed forms and accompanying applications may be sent by email to the Clerk to the Trustees, Barbara Brooks, at or by post to the Chartered Accountants’ Livery Charity, 18 Bosman Drive, Windlesham, Surrey GU20 6JW.

Applications from Company members should be accompanied by a letter of support which should include disclosure of the involvement and interest of the member in the cause to be supported.


Grant Application Form