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.
We aim to review all Stage 1 forms within two weeks' of receipt. The projects we feel align closely with our aims and objectives will be shortlisted and invited to complete the Stage 2 form - also online.
Our Board of Trustees will consider all of the responses you have supplied in your application form and make an informed decision based on this.
We encourage applicants to upload relevant, supporting information as this can often help us answer specific questions about your project.
We will also undertake various due diligence checks to establish the authenticity of your organisation and application, including references. If we need more information from you before making a decision on your request, we will ask you.
Before your application is presented to our Board of Trustees 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.
All application forms received are acknowledged by an automated email. We aim to respond by email to Stage 1 applications with an accept or decline decision within two weeks. 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, which takes place each quarter.