How to apply

We have two application deadlines throughout the year, and no restrictions on reapplying. We encourage applicants to submit their forms ahead of the deadline.
We have a two stage application process:

1st Stage: complete the online application. We will acknowledge your application by email within five working days, so that you know it has reached us safely.

2nd Stage: once the Trustees have decided which applications are of interest to them (a shortlist is made the following week), you may be contacted to answer further questions. You will be notified three weeks after the deadline on whether your application is successful.

Funding Guidelines

Geographic Focus

The Trust seeks to grant awards to charitable organisations, with an element of design in their projects, within London and the surrounding areas.

Grant Size

The Trust seeks to make grants of between £5,000 and £20,000. While matched funding is not essential, it is preferred. We will consider applications for multiyear funding.

Types of Support

Capital support and design,architectural, interior design and construction advice


The charity will not provide funding for any activities which are not charitable in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, any political or commercial appeals, or any religious causes.

Application Deadlines

The Trust accepts applications bi-annually. Please see the Timetable below for further information.

Points to Note

Span Trust looks to fund projects due to start in 6 months of the deadline, with planning permission already in place and on properties with a minimum 5 year lease.

Span Trust assists other registered charities with small building projects. Our donation is typically between £5,000 and £10,000. The Trustees usually consider schemes which are self-contained (i.e. not part of a larger appeal), having a total maximum cost of £200,000.

Funding Timetable

The Trust accepts applications twice annually

Deadline 1: 11.58pm on January 28th, 2019

Trustees meeting: February 12th 2019

Notification of decision: February 26th 2019

Deadline 2: 11.58pm on July 1st 2019

Trustees Meeting: July 16th 2019

Notification of decisions: July 30th 2019


Fill out the Funding Application Form

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