How to Apply

The Trust does not have an application form (except for overseas PhD students) and applications may be made by post, or by email to Email applications should include details of postal address.

Your application, maximum 3,000 words, should include:

  • UK charity registration number*
  • project description and your grant request
  • outline budget for the project
  • indication of likely funding from other sources
  • contact details, including email address.

(*unless you are a Church that is an Excepted Charity or you are a Publicly Exempt Charity e.g. national museums, universities)

Images, copies of reports etc, may be supplied in addition to your 3,000 word application.  For applications made by email, the maximum file size for attachments is 8MB. 

Applications for conservation projects should be accompanied by a professional conservation report and/or evidence that work will be carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced professionals.

There is no need to supply copies of your organisation’s annual reports and accounts: we will review these online at the Charity Commission and Companies House.

We will aim to acknowledge receipt of your application within 5 days. If you need further advice before making an application please contact the Grants Director, either by email at or by telephone on 020 3233 0023.

The trustees meet three times a year to review applications, normally in February, May and October. 
The deadlines for applications for the meetings in 2018 are:

Friday 15th December 2017 for the February meeting

Friday 20th April for the May meeting

Friday 17th August for the October meeting.

Conditions of Grant
For conditions of grant click here.

Contact Details
For information on how to contact The Leche trust please click here.

Data Protection Statement
Please click here.