Information for Charities


The Light Fund has a set process for awarding funds to registered charities for specific projects. In the case of charities operating outside of the UK, they must have a UK registered charity number to be considered for The Light Fund funding. 

Applications are invited from UK registered charities concerned with helping men, women or children in the UK and/ or overseas (so long as they have a UK charity regsitration number). 

Submissions can only be made during the five week period when the website portal opens for applications. In 2023, the period for charity submissions is 29th September - 10th November 2023. 

We only accept one project submission per registered charity, unless the submissions are from different strands of the charity (e.g. regional divisions). 

The entire application process is online only. 

Charities will be asked to provide details of their charity registration and should be in good standing in regards to their registration with the Charities Commission. 

In making an application, charities should detail the project they would like The Light Fund to consider funding. These charity project proposals should be for £5,000 (or less) and if funding is granted, the project should be completed in 2024. 

All submissions are considered by The Light Fund trustees and committee members, who individually vote for projects they would most like to see funded. These votes are then correlated, with the projects receiving the highest number of votes receiving the go ahead. Charities are informed in December if they have been successful and the project details will be featured on this website under the Beneficiaries tab. 

The number of projects funded is dependent on the amount of money that has been raised by The Light Fund over the year. This amount fluctuates from year to year. 

As you might expect, The Light Fund receives more applications for funding than we can actually support. We cannot enter into correspondence about our funding decisions. 

You might find it useful to follow The Light Fund on social media for updates on the funding process, as well as other news about our activities.