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The Shears Foundation

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We will strengthen our pre-application communications with potential applicants to ensure that there is a good fit between their organisation and our priorities and budgets. This will help potential applicants to not waste time in making applications that have a high chance of being unsuccessful.
Ask relevant option text
Review our application form, monitoring form and application process to ensure they only ask for information we will specifically use in our processes. We will introduce grantee feedback on their experience with The Shears Foundation.
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We already accept risk by being a core funder but will look further at how we balance the necessary due diligence with risk.
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We will ensure that we always stick to our published timescales when dealing with grants and will always make a decision & payment in 10 days for approved Emergency Grants.
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We will review the information on our website, and we will further encourage conversations with unsuccessful applicants.