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Lady MacRobert Applications are not being accepted at present.


Before submitting an application, please email with a brief outline of the project you will be requesting funding for and the value.

Applicants must follow these guidelines when submitting an application:

  • Lady MacRobert awards are those that are of a total monetary value over £50,001.
  • Applications for this type of award will be reviewed once each year in November.
  • Applications for the November Trustees’ Board meeting must be submitted by 31 May.
  • Applicants may be invited to present to the Board during the November meeting.
  • Applicants will be informed of the outcome on completion of the review process.

Application Timeline

  • Applications can be made at any time and will be considered at the next review.
  • Dates will be strictly adhered to and any late submissions will automatically be deferred for consideration at the next Board meeting. Charities will be informed if this does occur and be given the option to withdraw.

Time Bars

  • Successful applicants cannot apply to the Trust again until two years after the  award payment has been made.
  • Unsuccessful applicants cannot apply to the Trust again until one year after notification of a rejection.
  • With a multi-year award the time bar applies from the date of the final instalment.
  • Withdrawn applications will not face a time bar.

Additional Guidance

The following list of additional guidance should be reviewed by applicants before continuing:

  • Do not apply for an award unless you are a registered charity in Scotland, England and Wales, or Northern Ireland.
  • Our application process is now completely online and no paper copy is required.
  • Please keep your application clear and concise, however you may include  additional informative documentation, if this would add value to your request.
  • Please review your online application carefully before submission. It may not be possible to amend the application during the process.
  • Always include a covering letter to introduce your charity.
  • An application can be saved in draft format and completed at a later date.
  • On submission, an email acknowledgement and copy of the application will be sent to you by return.
  • Given the lead time for the application, a financial update may be requested ahead of the Board meeting.

To submit a Lady MacRobert application follow the instructions within this link :

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