We strongly encourage you to discuss any potential application with the relevant Support Officer in your area before submitting an application.
Please also check the latest information relating to applications from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales before applying.


First, please download and read the guidance notes, and the details of the supporting information you will be asked to provide. 

You can start the application process using the link at the bottom of this page. We recommend preparing your answers before beginning the online application using a Word document of the questions here - please note however formal applications can only be accepted online.

Note that for an application to be considered the online application and supporting documents must both have been received by the deadline date.

We generally expect applicants to cover at least 50% of the cost of the work. i.e. you must normally be able to match our grant offer with your own funds or with funds raised from other sources. Some exclusions apply; contact your local Support Officer for more details.

Please note that our eligibility criteria and funding priorities have recently changed; please read the updated Guidance Notes for details.

Grant application deadlines

For applications from England, please see important information here.

The deadline for applications for both Project Viability Grants and Project Development Grants of up to £7,500 is 5pm on the last day of each calendar month.
We aim to give you a decision within 8 weeks.

Project Development Grant applications for more than £7,500 go to our Trustee Grants Panel meetings for decision, and have the following specific deadlines:

Applications closed for 20 March decision meeting
Applications closed for 12th June decision meeting
9am on 29th July 2019 for 24th September decision meeting
9am on 21st October 2019 for 11th December decision meeting

Please note that our eligibility criteria and funding priorities have recently changed - see the updated Guidance Notes for details. You can find out more about what we do with the information we collect as part of the application process on our Privacy page.

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If you are unsure about any aspect of your application, email us at ahf@ahfund.org.uk or call us on 020 7925 0199.