Application Process

How do I apply for a grant?

 

For cases, applications must be made by the applicant’s lawyer or barrister.

For organisations/projects, applications must be made by the intended recipient of the grant.

Details on the required information to apply can be found online here.  Please follow the instructions provided.

For urgent applications, please email us a summary of the case or project and explain why the application is urgent. More information on what to include in this email can be found here.

Please consider our Grant Criteria & Priorities before you make an application.

All applications must be in English.

Standard Applications:-

Expressions of Interest:

Once your expression of interest has been received, our Grant Programme Director will determine which most meet our Mission Statement, Grant Criteria and Priorities for the relevant grant round (if any), and these will be invited to submit an application by completing an Application Form (which we will send to you).

The deadline for submitting an expression of interest is 30 April 2021 and those who are invited to submit a full application will be notified as such by 14 May 2021.

Due Diligence:

Once your completed Application Form and supplementary documents have been received by us, our Grant Programme Director will determine which applications most meet our Mission Statement, Grant Criteria and Priorities for the relevant grant round (if any), and these will be shortlisted to be reviewed by our Advisory Committee.

The deadline for submitting the application is 30 June 2021.

Applications for case funding which are shortlisted will need to execute a non-disclosure agreement between us, following which we will ask you to supply key documents by email.

We may also ask specific questions and/or speak to you about your application by telephone during July 2021. It is important that the applicant and/or their legal team are available and prepared to deal with further due diligence requirements in a timely manner during this period. If delays occur, it may mean that your application cannot be put forward for consideration at the next Board Meeting and may be delayed until a subsequent meeting.

The Advisory Committee will determine which applications (if any) should be recommended to our Board for their consideration. The Board will determine which applications (if any) will be offered a grant at their meeting in mid-August 2021.

We may advise you that your application was not successful at any stage of the process.

We will endeavour to let you know the outcome of the application no later than 2 weeks after Therium Access’ Board meeting (end August 2021).

Urgent Applications:-

For urgent applications, we will endeavour to respond to your email within one week of receipt of your email.  A final decision is likely to take at least 2-3 weeks.

Please note that decisions by Therium Access are final and there is no appeal, but you may re-apply at a later date.

Please also note that Therium Access has limited funds available, and a grant is not guaranteed even if a case, organisation or project falls within the Mission Statement, Grant Criteria and Priorities (if any). Therium Access retains absolute discretion in determining its criteria, process, and whether to make a grant at any time, including any and all details (such as the amount) of a grant.

Where a grant application is successful, we will need to execute a Grant Agreement between Therium Access and yourselves. This agreement will include a requirement to report progress to us every 6 months and may include conditions precedent which need to be satisfied prior to any funds being made available.

For cases, we will then transfer the agreed funds to your lawyer’s or barrister’s client account (as a lump sum or in instalments).

For organisations/projects, we will then transfer the agreed funds to the organisation’s bank account (as a lump sum or in instalments). We will not transfer the funds to any other account.

Following the execution of the Grant Agreement and satisfaction of conditions precedent (if any) it will take 20 working days for a grant to be paid into your account.

Following that, we will be in touch every 6 months to request an update on the grant’s progress. It is also expected that you will inform us of any significant developments as they arise. At the end of the grant, we will also ask you to provide a brief report with your feedback and which reflects on the grant.

Therium Access will not usually provide feedback on unsuccessful applications. However, where a grant application which has progressed to the Detailed Due Diligence stage is unsuccessful, Therium Access may provide feedback to the applicant explaining why their application was unsuccessful.

The reason an application is unsuccessful however may simply be because Therium Access felt that other applications at that time were stronger when considering the Mission Statement, Grant Criteria and Priorities (if any).

Therium Access may at its discretion consider applications for projects or cases even if a previous application was unsuccessful.