The Eric Frank Trust
The Eric Frank Trust is hosted by The Walton Firs Foundation as its adminsitrative centre as part of its commitment to provide support to organisations with complementary objectives to its own.
More details are available at www.ericfranktrust.org
The objects of the trust: are "to advance education, including education in leadership skills, and to advance young people in life with a view to helping them become more responsible citizens.".
Proposals are invited - from any organisation worldwide whose main purpose is the education and development of young people, with
priority given to a National Scout Organisation. The Trust is expected to be able to process applications in Spring 2011
The trustees will not normally support - projects which are already being implemented; which have run out of funds; administration; capital items.
Applications in writing should state the legal status of the organisation submitting the proposal and contain a comprehensive statement of:-
a) the intended target group: age, characteristics, identified needs and
b) the intended learning and other outcomes
c) detailed plans and a timetable for implementation
d) methods to be used
e) an analysis of the human and financial resources required
f) measurable outcomes, give details
g) monitoring and evaluation procedures
h) other relevant information to enable the trustees to assess the merits and feasibility of the application.
Progress reports every six months are required for projects longer than 1 year, and a midpoint report for projects shorter than one year.
Reports must contain numbers of people involved, particularly those benefiting, with evidence of learning and other outcomes achieved within the agreed timetable.
A final report containing an overview of the whole of the work undertaken is required within three months of the end of the project.
Funding will normally be released in stages conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory progress report. Failure to submit a report will result in the termination of funding. Failure to submit a final report will render any further application ineligible.
No application from a Scout organisation will be considered unless it has the written support of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement Central and/or Regional office.
Other than in exceptional cases, no more than £30.000 will be made available to any one project.
There is a standard cover page, but no application form. A summary of your latest accounts must be included. Some assistance may be available to support the application and delivery.
Projects must be submitted electronically to Chairman of the Eric Frank Trust Dr Derek Pollard at firstname.lastname@example.org. To reduce administration all correspondence will normally be electronic.
Project submissions will be considered for funding by the panel of trustees whose decision is final. Funding is limited and regrettably it is not expected to be able to support all projects considered worthwhile.