ECF hold two to three funding rounds each year, alternating between UK projects and Overseas projects. 

Our next UK round will open on Tuesday 1st September and will close on Friday 18th September at 10pm.

This round will be open to all eligible UK projects, but we particularly encourage applications in relation to mental health.

We are only accepting applications from projects that are able to run (by adapting to the current circumstances) or that are already running.


If you have never applied to us before: you will next hear from us with the outcome of your application. Please do not chase us for a reply; we will reply to every applicant as soon as possible.

If you have applied to ECF previously: your application will go through several stages of decision-making. If your application passes the first stages of our process, you will then be contacted by one of our team to arrange a meeting, where we can discuss your application in more detail. A final decision will then be made at a subsequent next Trustee meeting. (Please do not request a meeting with the Trustees prior to submitting an application, we’re afraid this is not possible.)

We inform all applicants of the outcome, whether successful or unsuccessful.
If you are successful: We will let you know what you need to do next to take up the offer.
If you are unsuccessful: You will be able to reapply after 12 months in the next appropriate funding round, provided you meet the criteria. Please note that you should not reapply if you have been unsuccessful on more than one occasion. We are unable to provide individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants.