If you think you have a project that Nominet Trust would be interested in funding, then you can apply using our online application process. We have a two-stage application process. Stage 1 allows you to describe the key features of your project and what you hope to achieve via a relatively short and straightforward online form and a short (max 90 seconds) video.
Your Stage 1 application should include a link to a short 90 second YouTube/Vimeo video outlining your credentials, idea and the social challenge you are trying to address. Please note, it is the content and clarity of the idea that is most important; we are not assessing the production values or quality of the video. The video can be set as private, but please do include the password in your application.
Before your application is presented to our Investment Committee for consideration, it will have been reviewed by our team. If there are aspects of your application that are unclear, or lacking in detail, we may suggest a meeting or phone call to discuss these. It is also more likely that we will contact you if you are applying for a sizeable investment.
You can check the status of your application at any time by logging into your My Account area on our website.
All application forms received are acknowledged by an automated email. We aim to respond by email to Stage 1 applications 2 weeks after the deadline date. If your Stage 1 application is accepted, we will invite you to submit a detailed and costed Stage 2 application.
You will be notified of the outcome of your Stage 2 application, again via email, shortly after our Board of Trustees' Meeting.