How long does the application process take?

The deadlines for each funding round are shown on our website when the fund is launched.  We normally allow around four weeks to complete Stage 1 applications. When Stage 1 closes, all eligible applications are assessed and applicants are notified within four to six weeks.

Applicants selected to go forward to Stage 2 have four weeks to develop and submit a more detailed application.  Following assessment of these, the Ufi Trustees make the final decision on funding and applicants are advised promptly on the outcome of these decisions.

The whole process takes around 4 months from receipt of an initial Stage 1 application to the final decision on funding. Please take this into account when planning your project.