Applications open each February, with the deadline usually at the beginning of May each year.
Those grant applications that meet the foundation’s criteria will be considered by a selection committee comprising representatives from Island Roads, its funding partners and a local community representative.
Shortlisted projects will be visited by a member of the panel (usually between June and August), who will convene at the end of September with the directors of the foundation’s funding organisations to make a final decision on which projects should receive funding. Grants are announced and awarded in December with successful programmes beginning the following January.
Applications for 2023 have now closed. We are in the process of reviewing applications and will award funding to successful applicants towards the end of the year.