Trial Request Process


We are testing a new request process ahead of our new strategy launch in May. We want the new process to identify work we would not fund at an earlier stage, saving organisations from spending valuable time on applications which would not be successful.


This short quiz is intended to be filled in all at once and submitted. It has 2 pages of factual questions about your organisation, including three short text fields:


  • A brief description of the work of the organisation (limited to 100 characters)
  • A one-line summary of of your request (limited to 100 characters)
  • Your request: Summarise what you are aiming to achieve and how will you make it happen with Esmée Funding (100 words)


Once your request is submitted we will get back to you within four weeks to let you know whether we are inviting an application.


This new process is in development, and with your feedback we can make it better. If you consent to us contacting you for a quick 5 minute phone call after the process, please tick the box below. We won't take this as consent to do anything else with your information beyond the normal scope of processing the request, and ticking (or not ticking) this box will have no bearing at all on how your request will be processed.

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Your Organisation

Charity / Company Status

Search for your Charity Name or Number




Organisation Details


A brief description of the work of the organisation (limited to 100 characters)




Staffing, Volunteers, and Trustees



Organisation Address




Contact Details





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Your request


Request description




Summarise what you are aiming to achieve and how you will make it happen with Esmée funding











Primary geographical area
Geographical areas
Please select from the fields below the primary area that will benefit from the work proposed.  (Note: you should only go down to the level relevant to your work so if you work on a national level you should select the relevant country and leave the rest blank but if you work at local authority level, you should fill in all four fields).  If you benefit more than one area, you can select 'Add other geographical area' to enter up to 2 additional areas.





Other geographical area





Other geographical area




When you're finished, click Submit to complete the form and be taken back to the Esmée Fairbairn website.
We will then review your request and respond to you within four weeks. In the meantime, if you have any queries, you can get in touch with us by emailing us and quoting the reference number, which will be emailed to you shortly.
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