How to apply


To make an application

Before applying please read the information about Eligibility and Grant Programmes carefully. The answers to most of the queries raised by applicants can be found there or on our FAQs page. Do check that your charity and your project meet our grants criteria before you apply to us; we don’t want you to waste your time applying if you are ineligible. 


Below you can download a full list of the questions asked at each of these 3 steps:

Questions - Opportunities through sport and physical activity

Questions - Positive futures for children and young people


To start your application

Click the 'Register' button for the grant programme you would like to apply to


Register - Opportunities through sport and physical activity


Register - Positive futures for children and young people


Application deadlines

Our Trustees meet quarterly to consider grant applications. The application deadlines and decision timescales are listed below:

Application deadline       

Decision by                  

1 January

30 April

1 April

31 July
1 July 31 October
1 October 31 January



What happens next?

  • Assessment

Foundation staff review all initial applications.  We may contact you to arrange a telephone discussion / virtual meeting to learn more about the need for your project and its likely impact. After we complete our initial assessment, we may invite you to submit additional information. Because we are so heavily oversubscribed, we are only able to invite a small number of charities to this second stage.  

  • Decision

Staff will prepare assessments of all shortlisted applications for review by the PHF Board of Trustees. All funding decisions are made by the Trustees.

If your application is not successful, we will notify you by email. 

PLEASE NOTE: The main reason for not funding projects is that we receive many more applications than we can support, and we inevitably have to disappoint many of the charities that apply to us. We regret that we have to turn down many good proposals, even though they may meet our criteria. 

  • Grant award

If your application is successful, we will notify you by email and then send a grant offer letter detailing the full terms and conditions of the grant.


Equal opportunities

The Peter Harrison Foundation aims to ensure that all grant applications that are eligible for consideration within the Foundation's grants criteria are given equal consideration, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, or disability.


Data protection

Personal information provided by individuals and organisations applying for grants will be held and used in strict accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (2018). The Foundation is required to seek consent to hold and use personal data provided by grant applicants for the purpose of processing and assessing grant applications. This may include the transfer of data to third parties for the same purpose. The Foundation requires your further assurance that personal data about any other individual or individuals associated with a grant application is provided to the Foundation with his/her/their consent. Please understand that submitting an initial application to the Foundation confirms this consent and assurance. To read the Foundation’s Privacy and Data Protection Policy in full please click here.