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How to apply

Applying for this scheme

Applications are currently closed but will reopen in August 2018. Register your interest to be the first to find out when future applications open.


Making your application

To ensure your application has the best chance of success, read the eligibility and judging criteria before completing the form. Please use the application guidance to assist in your application. 

You can also browse our case studies programme of previous successful applicants.

We encourage you to contact us for advice or support at any stage of your application.

What happens after submission?

Following the close of entries, applications are sent to the Local Heroes Allocating Panel, who solely make grant decisions. You should hear the outcome of your application within two months of the close of applications, so please ensure your activity is not due to start before this date.

If your application is successful, you will be sent a grant claim form, and a Local Heroes agreement form. Once we have received these completed and signed forms, your institution will receive the money by bank transfer within 28 days.

For further information and to apply 
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