How to Apply

At present, the Trust considers grants twice in the year and should be received on or before the 30th April or 30th November. Applications will only be consider after these deadlines twice a year.

Applications should be made in the form available on this website and submitted to the Trust Secretary by email in Word (or other text document), with the enclosures required or referred to in the Application.

Any other documentation such as brochures and reports should not be sent to the Trust.

It is your responsibility to make sure you are using the most up-to-date form and guidelines so it is best to download these from this website and not to reply on previously saved forms.

The Trust Secretary may require further information or elaboration in relation to any Application. Failure to assist may lead to the Application being deferred or declined. 

Applicants are expected to make full and fair disclosure of all relevant details sought in the Application Form and in addition should draw to the attention of the Trust any facts or circumstances known or anticipated by the Applicant, which it would reasonable to suppose that that a grant or loan making body would wish to know about. It is important that Applications are made in an open and transparent manner and in good faith. 

Applications are first considered by a Sub-Committee, which gives consideration to each Application, reports on same and makes recommendations to the full Committee.  The full Committee considers the Sub-Committee’s reports in relation to Applications and their recommendation and determines whether financial assistance will be made. In each case, the decision is made by the full Committee, which is free to depart from the recommendation of the Sub-Committee. The decision of the Committee in relation to any Application is final.

The Secretary shall communicate the decision of the Committee to each Applicant. The Secretary shall also follow up any requirements or conditions imposed by the Committee, for example requirements for further information, assurances or undertakings before assistance is given. 

Applicants are required not to canvass any member of the Sub-Committee or Committee in support of their Application. All communication should be directed through the Secretary preferably by email. 

If an Applicant has any complaint about a decision of the Committee, the same should be made in writing, setting out the grounds to the Secretary or if for any reason that is not appropriate, to the Chairman of the Trust. It is, however, at the discretion of the Committee of the Trust as to how any complaint is addressed.  

It is a requirement that any successful Applicant complies in full with the Trust’s Standard Conditions of Grant and any specific conditions attached. Successful applicants are required to send a report to the Secretary of the Trust on how the grant has been spent. This report must be submitted within one year of receiving the grant.

You can download a copy of the Trust's application pack here:
Application Status

 

Deadline of 30th April and 30th November each year.

Application PACK (Word)

VHT Report Form (Word)

From 1st December 2017 you must email your application by either of the deadlines for consideration at the next committee meeting. Postal applications are not considered.

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