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Annual Grant

Once a year, The Britain-Nepal Society (The BNS) invites charitable organisations working in Nepal to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 for equipment or an activity benefiting the country of Nepal and its people. Organisations will ideally be UK charities, registered with The Charity Commission or a charity in Nepal registered with the Social Welfare Council and preferably with an annual turnover of £100,000 or less.

The BNS may donate up to £1,000 each year to charitable good causes as detailed above. A larger donation may be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Grant application guidelines and eligibility criteria:

To be considered, applications (one per organisation) must be submitted to the Hon Secretary, The Britain-Nepal Society at secretary@britainnepalsociety.org between January to September.

To be eligible for a BNS grant the charitable organisation’s area of operation must include Nepal and ideally;

  • If a UK charity; be registered with The Charity Commission or;
  • If a Nepal charity; be listed on the register of the Social Welfare Council of Nepal

BNS grants will not be payable for scholarships, travel bursaries or ongoing expenditure.

Applications should not exceed two sides of A4 plus a brief financial statement to include details of latest annual turnover. They should include brief details of the charity, a short explanation of the need for a grant and estimates or quotes, where possible.

Applicants should provide the name and contact details, including a telephone number, of two referees and bank details for receipt of any award.

The BNS Sub-Committee will decide upon the eligibility and merits of each application and may select one or two applications to receive a payment provided that such payments do not exceed £1,000 in total.

The BNS Sub-Committee reserves the right not to recommend payment of a donation in any given year or to recommend that the annual allocated sum is carried forward and added to the following year’s donation.

The BNS Sub-Committee shall make its recommendations to the BNS Committee for its approval at the last ordinary meeting (normally in October) of each calendar year.

Successful grant applications will be announced at The BNS Annual General Meeting in December, when BNS members will be encouraged to add their own additional financial contributions to the chosen good cause or causes.

Grants will be paid to the selected charity/charities no later than the 30th June in the following year, being the end of The BNS Financial Year.

All grants will be paid by BNS cheque or BACS payment to the recipient charity’s bank account as approved by The BNS.

Charities that receive a BNS grant must provide a report on completion of the project or when equipment purchased, supported by receipts and photographs. Details and images of such funded project or equipment may be used in BNS publicity.

Charities receiving a BNS grant will be encouraged to give a talk to the Society explaining how the grant has been used.

The BNS is not in a position to give feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Charities that receive a BNS grant may only re-apply for a further donation from the third anniversary of the previous award.

Timetable for 2020 Awards

30th September  2020 Deadline for applications
October Sub-Committee selects successful applicant(s)
29th October Sub-Committee makes recommendation to the full Committee at the October meeting
November Successful/unsuccessful applicants notified
10th December 2020 Successful applicants announced at The BNS AGM
Application Form Coming Soon
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