Unsuccessful Application

Organisations can apply to Postcode Places Trust twice per year. We have three funding rounds in the year for the trust. Our round dates for 2024 are: 

Round 1: 25th March 9am to 1st April 12 noon

Round 2: 24th June 9am to 1st July 12 noon

Round 3: 24th September 9am to 1st October 12 noon

Applicants will receive feedback on areas where they can strengthen their application. However, it’s important to note that taking on feedback doesn't guarantee success in future applications. Some very strong applications are still unfortunately unsuccessful to the high volume of applications we receive.

We are often oversubscribed with high quality applications, meaning that you may be unsuccessful even if your application was strong. We appreciate this may be frustrating. How we prioritise applications when oversubscribed is explained on Page 3 of our funding guide.

All applications are initially assessed by our staff team. Applications then go through our due diligence assessment which is mainly carried out by our partner Brevio. Once this has been completed, applications are reviewed by a trustee funding panel who then approve which organisations will receive funding. All funding decisions are final.

We appreciate that it can be disappointing to receive the news that your application was unsuccessful. If you have a question that you feel was not answered by the FAQs, you can contact us via email at info@postcodeplacestrust.org.uk.

For all unsuccessful applications, we try and provide feedback to organisations that will benefit a future application. However, we appreciate that there can still be questions after reading through your feedback.

We are offering the ability for groups to request a feedback session with a team member provided they meet both of the following criteria.

  • Been unsuccessful in 2024 and received feedback on how to improve your application (this does not include any feedback where it advises there was no fault with the application and the application was unsuccessful due to being oversubscribed).
  • Meet at least one of our funding priorities, which are: 
    • Have an annual income below £250,000
    • Operate within an area in the top 15% on the English Index of Multiple Deprivation
    • Work in one of our priority groups (Disabled people, LGBT+ people, communities experiencing racial inequity)

For groups that meet these criteria please click here to submit a request to us. Due to team capacity we cannot guarantee that your request for feedback will be granted.

For groups that are not currently eligible for a feedback session, you are welcome to email the Trust with any questions at info@postcodeplacestrust.org.uk