Funding: The Golden Bottle Trust and the Bulldog Trust

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goldenbottleThe Golden Bottle Trust and the Bulldog Trust are seeking to make small to medium sized grants (£1,000 – £30,000 over a maximum of 3 years) to new and existing organisations to enable them to get closer to achieving their goals.

For many organisations looking to finance new projects, seeking funding can be extremely difficult and in some cases, impossible. Common problems include time consuming application processes, minimum grant levels being too high, the project not fitting into a specific funding category or the organisation not meeting the strict criteria often required.


This funding initiative aims to assist applicants, right from the start of the application process by NOT requiring applicants to complete an application form but instead asking our applicants to tell us what they need.

It is intended that applicants provide simple details of their organisation along with some basic figures to support their request for funding. There are no criteria, save that the project be charitable and that our funding will really make a difference and move the organisation forward. The aim of this funding initiative is for the grants to have a transformational impact on the organisation.

The application process for each round is the same and is set out below. Please note that for each round there will be a cap of 300 applications. Therefore, submitting your application as early as possible is recommended.

Please check the Grant-making section of the website for details of successful applications from previous rounds.

2015-2016 Timetable and Funds
Please note that due to the increased quality of applications, the decision has been taken to limit the number of funding rounds in the Golden Bottle Bulldog Trust Funding Initiative 2015/16 to two, in order to increase the funds that are available for distribution in each round.

The second and final round of funding for 2015/16 will now open on the 1st of April 2016 with decisions communicated to applicants by the 22nd of July 2016.

Click here for guidelines

Click to read about successful applications 2015-2016


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