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Grant Making Policy


Please read these guidelines carefully before making your application.


Such charitable purposes for the public benefit as are exclusively charitable according to the laws of England and Wales as the trustees may from time to time determine.


Who are we?


Danielle’s Flutterbyes is a charitable trust helping young adults between the ages of 18-40 living with kidney disease.


What do we fund?


The Trustees have identified three specific priorities;


  • Recreation – Activity days, Days out, Holidays

  • Equipment – Purchasing of equipment to make life on dialysis more bearable

  • Raising Awareness  –  The symptoms and the impact it has on the lives of the individual, friends and family 


Who is eligible to apply for funding from the Trust?


The primary objective is to help young adults between the ages of 18 to 40 years in adult care being treated for kidney disease or small not-for-profit organisations in the Nottingham/Nottinghamshire area. In exceptional circumstances, the charity may make grants to other individuals or charities within the broader charitable objects.


Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received a grant from Danielle’s Flutterbyes.

Where an individual requires a specific item by reason of their particular disadvantage, the Trust may choose to purchase this item on the individual beneficiary’s behalf, rather than giving the individual a direct grant of money. This is to ensure that, in such circumstances, funds are used for the charitable purpose for which they have been given.


Size of Grants


The Trust will consider grants of all sizes (within its financial capacity). Accordingly, grants vary in amount, depending on the needs of the beneficiary/beneficiaries. Grants will normally be one-off payments, part payment contributions or purchases.


How to apply


Applications can be submitted at any time and are considered monthly by the Trustees. There is an application form that should be completed and sent to our email address at Please request the application form by emailing us or enter your message here.


How quickly will my application be considered?


Applications will be considered by the Trustees at the monthly trustee meetings. The Trust will not be able to make grants to all of those who apply. The Trust is normally able to provide a decision within eight weeks of receipt of an application. In some cases an in-principle decision is made by Trustees pending receipt of references, further information or a visit being arranged.


All grants are subject to the Trust's conditions of grant as detailed below.


What are the conditions of funding?


The conditions are as follows;

  • All potential beneficiaries will be required to complete an application form, with supporting documentation where relevant, so that Trustees can make a full and informed analysis of the entirety of the individual’s/group’s relevant circumstances

  • If the Trustees consider that the application does not fully meet the criteria for awarding a grant they may ask the application to supply further, more detailed information and if required, a face to face meeting will be arranged

  • All applicants will be required to declare that all information provided is true to the best of their knowledge

  • Trustees may choose to purchase required items on behalf of beneficiaries, rather than giving direct grants of money to beneficiaries

  • Where direct grants of sums of money to beneficiaries are most appropriate, these will be possible

  • Any support received from the Trust is acknowledged in any publicity material and press releases, and that following an event, a photograph is sent to the Trust with a short report on the activities (within 6 months of receiving the funds).

    • By submitting the application form you are agreeing to the use of photos/letters for the charities promotion. If there’s a change in circumstances, it is your responsibility to let us know.

  • Grants given by the Charity must be used by the original applicant and must not be distributed to any other organisation, unless specifically authorised by the Charity trustees.

  • That no grants be given to applicants towards the relief of costs or expenses arising from or relating to credit or debts.

  • Charities that have been awarded a grant, or have been unsuccessful, may not re-apply within 12 months.

  • The grant must be used within 6 months of receiving the money.

  • Canvassing of any of the Trustees will disqualify any application.

  • If the Trustees consider that an individual beneficiary has not used their grant for the charitable purpose for which it was given, that individual will be refused and will not be eligible for any future grants from the Trust.

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