The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation strives to support a broad range of good causes, spanning a variety of key themes. These include, but are not limited to: education and training; arts and heritage; health and community care; sports; conservation and the environment.
The trustees of the Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation hold five funding rounds per year to deliberate on applications which have been investigated by our Foundation Manager. To discuss eligibility and timings for funding, it is best to introduce your project to the Foundation Manager in the first instance.
Once an enquiry has been checked for eligibility using the pre-application questionnaire, applicants will be invited to submit a full application for the consideration of our trustees. All applications receive feedback, whether or not they are sucessful.
OUR TOP TIPS
The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation is committed to providing as much support as possible to potential applicants, so we have produced a short guide to drafting a great proposal.
Does your application have the support of the community? How have local people reacted to your project? Has your project had much in-kind support from volunteers?
How will your project benefit your organisation? How can we help to take you to the next level?
Can your project take a financial grilling? Be realistic with your expectations, and avoid jargon and buzz words. We need to know that there will be sound financial management.
Be clear and unambiguous when describing your project and its goals.
Describe the project outcomes. How will people know what has been achieved?
ACHIEVABLE & REALISTIC
Your project requires to be technically possible. What is the core purpose of your project?
Effective goals require milestones and deadlines. What is your timeframe?
If you feel you are ready to submit your request for funding, please fill out the pre-application form below. Before you begin, please ensure you have read our criteria for funding, our application top tips and our FAQs. The Foundation receives a large number of applications, however we do endeavour to contact you as soon as possible. Please contact us if you are unable to use this online form.