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How to apply for the Access Fund

Step 1 - read the Access Fund Information & Guidance and check out our made up examples of a high scoring and low scoring application and budget. You could also take a look at our top tips on the blog and our blog post focussing on the key questions in the application form.

Step 2 - prepare your answers in the mock application form and budget.

Step 3 - The Access Fund is currently closed - find out application dates



  • refer to the Access Fund Information and Guidance when completing your application
  • you cannot edit an application once it has been submitted

Successful applicants will be notified 2-3 weeks after the deadline.  

Do you have a question about applying for the Access Fund? Please see our help centre page.

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