Application Process

Submit Your Concept

Our application portal will open for 6 weeks. The Concept Note stage is designed to help us work out whether your project is a good fit for the Dixon Foundation objectives and aligns with one of our challenges. This one-page overview shouldn’t be too difficult to complete but we suggest you take time to read through our site and familiarise yourself with our criteria.

To submit your concept, create a free account with our online grants management platform, Submittable. If your concept makes it through to the next round, we will let you know via Submittable within 2 weeks of our application portal closing and invite you to complete a full proposal.

Tip: Be clear and succinct. We are looking to understand why your solution is a great fit for our challenge, and the impact you seek to create.

Submit Your Proposal

The full Proposal is a longer piece of work in which we will ask for all the detail on how you will carry out your project, and you will be given 6 weeks to complete it.

Our team will read each proposal and consider whether they are ready to be put forward to our trustees. If we feel that specific information is missing, then your proposal will be re-opened for editing on Submittable, with our feedback provided. Or we may follow up with an informal phone call to better understand your application.

Tip: We are looking for evidence you can make a demonstrable impact in your area of focus so offer detail about what the success of your project will look like, and how will you plan to measure it objectively.

Trustees Review

Successful Proposals are then put before the Board of Trustees. Those which are successful will be informed by a grant award letter via Submittable, setting out our terms and requirements.

Tip: Each successful project must provide an impact journey story and impact report once the project is underway.

Grant Agreement

Once the contracts are signed, the grant will be released. Please note that payment terms may vary and will be set out clearly in the grant letter.


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