The Louis Ross Foundation will consider applications for funds from charities, organisations or individuals which fulfil the following criteria:

1. A clear and documented account of any proposal for funding will have to be submitted to our Trustees for proposed donations to individuals, groups or projects. This can be achieved through submitting the ‘Application for Funding Form‘ on this website. All applications will include and observe at a minimum the following criteria:

a. An explanation of how funding will achieve the Foundation’s objectives. The proposal must ensure how the application, whether it be from an individual, charity or organisation will directly benefit young people in difficulty in the areas outlined by the Foundation’s objectives e.g. homelessness, autism, young carers, young people’s mental health and education

b. The location of the individual, group or project must be resident or operating within Dorset, Wiltshire or Hampshire

c. Where funding is going towards a charity, the organisation must be registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Preference will be given to local charities when making donations

d. The time period within which the proposal is valid must be one year. (Subsequent future funding applications will have to be submitted for re-approval by the Trustees)

e. Donations to individuals will be limited to £1,250.00 in any 12-month period. (Variation to this will be at the discretion of the Board of Trustees)

f. For funding given to individuals, a letter of support (from a qualified medical, social care professional or educationalist) should accompany the proposal

2. Organisations will be required to demonstrate the benefit of any donations made by the Foundation by providing an impact report to the Board of Trustees within an agreed time period