New partners may apply for grants of between £100,000 and £200,000 per year. Different funding limits may apply to existing partners.
We are happy to consider applications for a contribution towards the total cost of a project, rather than the full project budget.
Grant periods vary but are usually between one and three years.
The James Percy Foundation mainly awards project-specific grants.
Our application process is as follows:
- Contact us to discuss funding opportunities.
- Submission of a concept note by potential partners who meet our Grant-Selection Criteria.
- Due diligence review.
- Submission of a full project proposal.
- Field visit by one or more members of our grant-selection committee to assess the potential partner’s ability to implement programmes, its in-country presence and gain an understanding of the project context.
- Trustee review and decision.
Members of our grant-selection committee will be happy to assist and provide guidance to applicants throughout the application process.
We may decide to end the grant-selection process at any time if we feel that the potential partner and/or project do not meet our grant-selection criteria.
We aim to find partners that are highly competent and to establish long-term relationships.
The Charity’s partners are asked to submit interim and annual reports to update the trustees on project implementation, progress against targets and any changes to the project.
In addition, one or more members of the Grant-Selection Committee may perform one or more field visits during project implementation and give the trustees a first-hand report on the project’s progress. The James Percy Foundation views field visits as an important opportunity to build relationships with our partner organisations and foster open, trusting and responsive partnerships.
Upon completion of a project, grantees are asked to submit a completion report to help the trustees understand the impact of the work funded by the Charity and the Charity to learn and improve as a grant-making foundation. All completion reports are fed back to the trustees, and common themes arising from such reports are identified and reviewed
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