Guidance for Band 1

Applicants are required to complete our online application form and submit a short video (less than 3 minutes long).

Before you start your application, please ensure you have read this guidance for Applicants. This page provides detailed information on the full application process.

How to apply

Please note applications can only be made through this website.

The online application form will be live from Monday 2nd September at 9am to Monday 23rd September at 5pm.

You are able to save progress and return to your application at any time but you must submit your completed application by 5pm on the final day in order for it to be considered.

Your completed application once submitted will be shortlisted based on the information supplied.  Please ensure that your application meets eligibility criteria and our funding priorities of the programme and that you complete the application form in full, answering all questions in detail.  Insufficient or incomplete forms may result in your application missing the shortlisting process.

Keep an eye on this website or on our Twitter or Facebook feed for ongoing information.

If you have any queries or experience any technical issues when submitting your online application, please contact

Your video

Along with your application you can submit a short video (maximum 3 minutes outlining the project, why you require the funding and the difference that this will make to your project/initiative).

Please include in your video:

  • Who you are and the role you play
  • What your project/initiative is (ensure it meets the funding priorities)
  • Why you are applying for funding
  • Who or what your project/initiative helps/ benefits
  • Include how much you are requesting

You will need to provide us with a link to your video. For this you can use a number of video hosting platforms like YouTube.

You can upload videos to YouTube in a few easy steps. Use these instructions to help you upload your video from a computer or from a mobile device.

Application stages

Stage 1

During the first stage, a panel will decide which applications will be taken forward based on the information provided in your application form and the video (if provided). If successful, applications will move onto stage 2.

Please be advised that if you do not have a reply within 2 weeks of the funding window closing then your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Stage 2

Successful applicant videos from stage 1 will be presented to Pobl Group staff who play our internal lottery. Players will vote on the successful videos from stage 1.

Applicants will be contacted within 28 days of the decision to arrange payment of funds, subject to the receipt of a completed Grant Acceptance Form.

Next steps

Successful applications and recipients of funding will be notified in writing no later than 28 days of the decision and will need to complete a Grant Acceptance Form indicating compliance with Pobl Trust Grant terms and conditions. Pobl Trust may attach further conditions to offers of funding at their discretion and these will be reflected in an addendum to the Grant Acceptance Form provided.

In accepting a grant, you commit to providing periodic reports on progress and achievements along with a digital story of the difference the funding has made to your project/initiative.

All grants awarded will be publicly announced through our social media channels and promoted by Pobl Trust.  Beneficiaries are required to participate in publicity and promotion related to their funding award, subject to prior discussion regarding any sensitivities or privacy concerns.