How to apply

We have two application deadlines at the end of January and June each 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 in detail, with a budget and relevant supporting documents where appropriate.

2nd Stage: The board will meet to deliberate, if they have any further questions you will be contacted. The outcome will be announced three weeks after the deadline.

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: 11.59pm on the last Friday of January

Trustees will meet at the end of February and applicants will be notified shortly after

Deadline 2: 11.59pm on the last Friday of June

Trustees will meet at the end of July and applicants will be notified shortly after


Fill out the Funding Application Form

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