A major part of Sherburn House Charity's function is to relieve need, hardship and distress in the North East of England. This is achieved through the giving of grants in separate schemes to individuals (Relief in Need) and organisations.
Grants are made to organisations whose work involves them with disadvantaged groups of people.
If you have already commenced a grant application using the old website, don't worry! It is still available. Click here to complete your application on the old website.
Completing a Grant Application Online (New System)
Your grant application experience will be more fruitful if you use the Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari browser software rather than Internet Explorer, which has a number of inherent problems.
If you are using Internet Explorer, when you tab into a numeric field it will become white. Type your number. You will see the numeric digits appear in red as you type them. When you have finished typing your number, tab to the next field. Your number will now appear in black.
If you are using an Apple Macintosh computer you should already have the Safari browser. There are links at the bottom of this page to alternative browser packages. Ensure you download the most appropriate version for your operating system.
It is very important that you read the rest of this page before commencing a grant application.
Online applications are the preferred method for completion for grant applications.
The system allows you to enter the required information online, save the details, print them out and submit your application directly to us by post, together with any supporting documents. You can save and return to your application at a later date, in case you find you don't have all required information at hand when you start.
When the form is saved, it is confidentially stored on our server, not on your own computer. This means you can then use any computer with an Internet connection to view/edit the data and complete the application. All you need are the username and password that you entered when you commenced the application.
Should you prefer to download a blank form to print out, manually complete and return to us, this is available in PDF format by right-clicking on the link at the bottom of this page. Internet Explorer users should select 'Save Target As...' and Mozilla/Firefox users should select 'Save Link As...'. Then choose a filename and location to save the file on your computer.
Please read and understand the 'Application guidelines for Grants' before you commence your application. These guidelines tell you whether your cause is one that Sherburn House Charity would be willing to consider support for. Any application that does not fulfil these guidelines will be rejected. There is a link at the bottom of the current page containing these guidelines. It is strongly recomended that you read this before commencing any application. It could save you a considerable amount of wasted time.
How to create, edit, save & print an online grant application
(These guidelines can be downloaded using the link at the bottom of this page)
When you are ready to commence a grant application, click on ‘Grant Application’ on the blue menu bar at the top of this page. You will be presented with the login screen. First of all you need to register with the website, by clicking the 'Register here' button. You will then be prompted to enter your email address, your name and a password, which you have to enter a second time to confirm its accuracy. Once you have registered with our website you can login using your email address and password from any computer with an internet connection.
When you have logged in, you can click the 'New application' link to commence a new grant application. Alternatively, if you have already commenced an application and you are returning to make changes, once you have logged in, a list of applications created by you will be displayed. To the right of each application will be an 'Edit' link and a PDF icon. Click the 'Edit' link for the application you wish to change. The application will be displayed for you to edit. When you are editing your application it is very important that you do not use your browser's 'Back' button. Always use the 'Save' button at the bottom of the form to save the current state of your application before you navigate to another page. Failure to do this will result in the loss of your latest changes!
You can return to your application at any time and make further changes.
When you are happy that you have completed your application, first of all ensure you have saved it, as described above. Then leave 'Edit Mode' by clicking on 'Grant Application' on the blue menu bar. The list of applications you have commenced will be displayed. Click the PDF icon to generate a PDF version of your application and display it on your computer screen. The application will be exactly four pages long. You need to print this out, as the form needs to be signed by an authorised person in your organisation before it is submitted to us. You can also save a copy to your own computer if you wish. If the PDF generation does not work, it may be that you don't have software that can display PDF files installed on your computer. See below for details on how to install software that can display PDF files.
In order to successfuly complete an online application, you need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader (or another program capable of displaying PDF files) on your computer. If you don't have this functionality, please install this now, before commencing your application. The button below will take you to Adobe's website, where you can download the appropriate version of their Acrobat Reader software for your computer. There are versions suitable for Windows, Macintosh OS and Linux operating systems. If you are restricted from installing software on your computer, you should ask whoever is in charge of your computer system to do this for you.
When you submit your signed application form to us by post, don't forget to include the documents specified at the bottom of the final page of the application form. Failure to do this may delay or jeopardise your application.
Download Application Form (for manual completion)