The Rob Moore Foundation – Grant making policy

1. The Objects of the Rob Moore Foundation (“the Charity”)

To provide practical and/or financial support to young people to start and scale their own enterprise who may be held back by their circumstances and/or financial situation.

2. Support & Information 

2.1 The number of projects which can be supported by the Charity is limited to the amount of funds available for distribution in any year. If you are unsuccessful, the Trustees may invite you to reapply another time.

2.2 Applications must be made by individuals and not organisations;

2.3 All applications for funds should be made by using the on-line application form on the Charity’s website (https://robmoorefoundation.charitycheckout.co.uk/donate/) or by sending a hard copy of the application form to The Rob Moore Foundation, Att: Sharon Moore (Trustee) Progressive House, 10 Office Village, Forder Way, Cygnet Park Peterborough, PE7 8GX.

2.4 Inform the Trustees of the purpose of the application and the way in which the grant will be used;

2.5 If your application is considered the Trustees reserve the right to ask for the names and full contact details of two referees who are prepared to support the application;

2.6  Our Trustee’s will acknowledge receipt of your application in due course.

 2.7  There may be occasions when the Trustees believe the Foundation is not the right organisation to help you. The trustees will let you know so that you can continue to search for the right people to help you.

3. Assessment Process

3.1 All grant applications will be subject to initial assessment to ensure they meet the basic criteria for funding. Applicants must be prepared to provide other information as the Trustees may reasonably require in order to assist them in their decision-making process. 

3.2 Funding will be considered by the Trustees at their meetings, and the Trustees will aim to write to all applicants informing them of the outcome of their application for funding.

3.3 Applicants should note that, as with many other charitable trusts, the Rob Moore Foundation receives far more applications than it has funds to support. Even if an application fits within the criteria and priorities of the Charity and a detailed assessment has been made, the Charity may still be unable to provide a grant.

3.4 The Trustees will not be obliged to provide an explanation to the applicant should their application be unsuccessful.

4. Monitoring and publication

4.1 It is the policy of the Trustees to monitor all grants made. Before a grant can be confirmed, conditions may be stipulated appropriate to the application and progress may be assessed against agreed targets and/or milestones. If the grant is payable in instalments, then payment of subsequent grant instalments may be dependent on satisfactory progress having been demonstrated and the Trustees reserve the right to withdraw the grant on receipt of unsatisfactory progress reports. Failure to submit reports at the time specified by the Trustees may also jeopardise the continuation of the Charity’s support. The grant recipient should inform the Charity of any extenuating circumstances whereby the submission of any report is delayed, to allow a mutually acceptable date for submission to be agreed.

4.2 Monitoring visits by representatives of the Charity may be made during the period of a grant.

4.3 The Trustees also expect to receive copies of any published articles, papers or other outputs which may result from the grant.

4.4 The Trustees reserve the right to change or add to their policies without giving notice.