Guidance for applicants

In both categories of grant the following considerations will be applied by the Foundation.

- The applicant must be a UK organisation with its management, operations and benefits all centred in the UK.

- Matched funding by other bodies will be encouraged wherever possible.

-The VTCT Foundation does not work on projects where commercial interests are involved.

- Any grants made may only be used for the agreed purpose.

- Applicants will need to give not only an outline of the proposed study or project, its purpose, timescale and costs, but give a clear indication of its value in the longer term and how its outcomes can be evaluated.

- Successful applicants must agree to acknowledge publicly the funding received from The VTCT Foundation and allow their name and information about the project to be reported in newsletters published by Vocational Training Charitable Trust.

Particularly in the case of large scale projects applicants will need to demonstarte the credibility of the overall project, provide a full background of those institutions and individuals involved, the timescales for it and details of each stage and costs.

Agreement will normally be required to allow the The VTCT Foundation to consult with appropriate professional experts on the validity of the project before agreement.

Proposals will be required in respect of regular reporting back in order to evaluate progress.