There has been an overwhelming number of applications and enquiries since 1st January 2018. There have been almost as many applications in six months as there were in the whole of 2017.
It is plainly going to be a lengthy process for the Trustees to review all of these applications and those from 2017 not considered at the cancelled early-2018 meeting. It is likely to be late summer at the earliest before final decisions can be taken.
In the meantime, applicants are asked not to pursue telephone or e-mail enquiries as to the outcome of their applications. An announcement will be made here when final grants have been decided. As has been the practice from the outset, the Trust will correspond only with successful applicants. It is not feasible to inform what will inevitably be a few hundred unsuccessful applicants that they will not be receiving a grant from the Trust.