How long does it take to apply and to get a funding decision?

It is important to time your application carefully so that you are able to complete the two-stage process and receive a funding decision in good time to start your project.

A stage one application can be submitted at any time. Once submitted it will be reviewed by the team at SUEZ Communities Trust and a response will be sent by email within 5 working days.
If the project appears to meet the funding criteria you will receive an email inviting you to complete and submit a stage two application form within 12 weeks. Submitting the application sooner may mean that a funding decision can be made more quickly. In the email inviting you to stage two we will estimate when you will be notified of the outcome of your funding application.

From the point that a stage two application is submitted we aim to make a funding decision within 5 to 16 weeks. The exact date you will be notified of the funding decision will depend on a number of factors including how quickly you submit your stage two application, the completeness of the application and the volume of applications already under consideration.

We recommend that you submit your stage two application at least 20 weeks before you plan to start any SUEZ Communities Trust funded work.