Grant Application Form

Grant Application Form

Please use this form to apply for a grant from the Howard Watson Symington Memorial Charity.

Privacy policy

It is necessary for the Trustees to see the information you provide to properly consider your application. The Trustees may also share information with other Charities and grant making bodies to help them come to a decision. They will not share your information for any other reason.

The Trustees are keen to publicise any grants given out. Any successful application on behalf of an organisation will usually be reported on the HWSMC website and made available to the media. There will be no publicity about grants to individuals without their explicit consent.

Important information before you start:

The information asked for is the minimum necessary for the HWSMC Trustees to decide whether to award a grant, and if so, how much. The Trustees welcome any further information to support your application and will sometimes ask for more details before deciding.

The HWSMC is a registered charity and can only make grants according to its constitution which says:

“The objects of the Charity are to further such charitable purposes for the general benefit of the inhabitants in the area of benefit in one or more of the following ways, or in such ways as the Trustees see fit:

  • in relieving persons who are in need, hardship or distress;
  • in relieving persons who are sick;
  • in providing and supporting with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants in the interests of social welfare, facilities for recreation and other leisure time occupation; and
  • in providing and supporting educational facilities.

THE TRUSTEES ARE UNABLE TO MAKE GRANTS OTHER THAN TO COMPLY WITH THE OBJECTS INCLUDING THE AREA OF BENEFIT WHICH IS RESTRICTED TO MARKET HARBOROUGH, GREAT BOWDEN AND LITTLE BOWDEN.

The Trustees meet at least four times per year and in practice more often than that at which time they consider all applications received within the available budget.

The Trustees have a wide discretion about the grants they give, as long as they comply with the constitution. The Trustees are keen to see the effort that has been made by applicants themselves to raise funds, so be mindful of that when applying. There are no exclusions as to what will be considered, and every application will be treated on its merits, however, the Trustees will be less likely to make repeat grants year on year.

When completed, simply press the "Submit Application" button.
If you are unable to complete online, please click here to print hard copy of application form and add any additional sheets as required.

Contact Details

Project seeking support:

Financial information:

Other information:

Supporting Documents (if applicable):