Irish Wolfhound Charitable Trust Application for Grants

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Under Charity Commission regulations and English law, there is a fundamental principle that a registered charity cannot grant money to an individual to pay for things such as veterinary treatment if that individual is capable of paying for the treatment themselves.  Such a donation is not considered ‘charitable’, and the IWCT would face severe penalties if it were to contravene this regulation. To comply with the law, the IWCT has to insist on full financial disclosure from anyone applying for funding including bank/credit card/mortgage statements, payslips, evidence of other loans applied for (and being refused).  There is also an expectation that the applicant should exhaust all other avenues of funding before applying for a charitable grant.

1.  All Grant Applications must be animal welfare orientated and be of direct benefit to Irish Wolfhounds and only applications from within the UK are eligible for consideration for more information on the Trust’s objectives, follow this link.

2.  Whilst support and advice is offered to any Irish Wolfhound owner, commercial individuals and breeders will be excluded from financial support. For the purposes of a Grant Application the IWCT determines a “breeder” to be any individual that has produced a litter, in line with the UK Kennel Club’s definition:

“However anyone who owns a female dog (bitch) and allows her to produce a litter of puppies is, by definition, a dog breeder and as such has responsibilities to the bitch her puppies and indeed the new owners of any puppies that she produces.”  []

3.  Grant Applications can be submitted by completing the online form, and must be completed in the English language.

4.  Applicants are expected to also have applied to other grant making Trusts and organisations for financial support for the project and to have sought funding from private sources in the case of applications for veterinary treatment.

5.  Grant Applications must be completed in full and supported with the applicant's most recent Financial Accounts and Annual Report and in the case of applications for veterinary treatment, evidence of applying for other funding must also be supplied, ie insurance cover and associated claims.

5.1 Information requirements before awarding a grant

All applicants: 

Before awarding a grant to an organisation or an individual, the Trustees require that the application should:

5.1.1 Inform the Trustees of the purpose of the application, details of the project, the way in which the grant will be used and how it will be managed effectively for its intended purpose;

5.1.2 Inform the Trustees of the names of those who are to be involved with the project/work to be carried out and the identity of the person(s) who will be responsible for the administration of the grant; 

5.1.3 Provide adequate information regarding the identity and financial status of the applicant and/or of the status of the person(s) who will carry out the project/work; 

5.1.4 Demonstrate that the recipient (whether an organisation or an individual) has and will be adequately insured both in relation to any equipment and facilities purchased by the grant but also in relation to any risk of injury arising by reason of the project or purposes for which the grant is awarded including injury to those participating in that project or those purposes; and

5.1.5 Sign the application form to state that the applicant undertakes to comply with the general terms and conditions including that the presentation of a cheque or acceptance of funds through bank transfer deems that the recipient has accepted these and any additional terms and conditions contained in a letter of grant between the Charity and the grant recipient and agrees to be bound by them. 

In addition, applicants for grants to carry out research must: 

Provide assurances to the Charity which are confirmed in writing by the grant recipient that the grant project and the applicant:

5.1.6 Is fully authorised by the organisation in which the research will be conducted and the grant recipient accepts full responsibility for its proper management;  

5.1.7 Will disseminate the results of the research to the widest possible audience as required by the Charity; 

5.1.8 Will comply with all relevant statutory legislation and other; and

5.1.9 Has obtained all of the necessary consents and authorities required to carry out the research. 


6. Assessment process

Whilst we carefully and sympathetically consider all applications that meet with our criteria, it is not possible to either give reasons why applications are not successful, or enter into any dialogue or correspondence regarding projects which have failed to receive funding. The decision of the Trustees is final.

6.1  All grant applications will be subject to initial assessment to ensure they meet the basic criteria for funding. Grants will be considered by the Trustees at their meetings, and the Trustees will aim to write to all applicants informing them of the outcome of their application for funding within two weeks of the date of the application. 

6.2  Applicants should note that the Charity may receive more applications than it has funds to support. Even if a project fits within the criteria and priorities of the Charity and a detailed assessment has been made, the Charity may still be unable to provide a grant. 

6.3  The Trustees will not be obliged to provide an explanation to the applicant should their application be unsuccessful.

6.4  Applicants will be subject to time limitations when making a grant application and will be expected to provide necessary pertinent information (including financial details) within 28 days of the initial application. In addition, should the Charity not receive any contact from the applicant for a period of 28 days or longer during the application process, then the Charity reserves the right to close said grant application.

7. Monitoring and Publication

7.1 It is the policy of the Trustees to monitor all grants made. To this end, before a grant can be confirmed, conditions will be stipulated appropriate to the work to be carried out and progress will be assessed against agreed targets and/or milestones. If the grant is payable in instalments, then payment of subsequent grant instalments will be dependent on satisfactory progress having been demonstrated and the Trustees reserve the right to withdraw the grant on receipt of unsatisfactory progress reports. Failure to submit reports at the time specified by the Trustees may also jeopardise the continuation of the Charity’s support. In addition to reports detailing progress, grant recipients will be expected to provide:

• A statement of how their monies have been spent; 
• Details (where appropriate) of any other funds applied to the same project. 

7.2  Monitoring visits by representatives of the Charity may be expected during the period of a grant.  

7.3  The Trustees also expect to receive copies of any published articles, papers or other outputs which may result from the project. 

7.4  Following the conclusion of the project, the grant recipient will (where appropriate) be expected to submit a final report, normally within three months of the end of the grant, detailing fully the results and outputs from the project. The grant recipient should inform the Charity of any extenuating circumstances whereby the submission of the final report is delayed, to allow a mutually acceptable date for submission to be agreed.

7.5  Where the purpose of the grant is to fund research, then the Trustees may also stipulate how the results of such research should be published and how the Charity’s contribution should be acknowledged in any such publication. The Trustees may require the grant recipient to publicise the Charity in any of its publications relating to the project/work funded by the grant in the manner stipulated by the Trustees at the time of making the grant. 

8. Rescinding Grants

The IWCT reserves the right to rescind the grant at any time should any of the conditions applying to the grant be changed or not fulfilled in any way without the prior approval of the IWCT; or it is felt that in the opinion of the Trustees, that it is appropriate to do so.