How funding is decided:
If your Initial Application (Stage 1) passes through both the first screening and the Initial Application selection process (Stage 2), you will be invited to submit a full proposal to the trustees (Stage 3). You will have several weeks to prepare this. We will then assess your proposal, check referees, visit where appropriate and finally provide your full proposal to trustees of the Foundation for their consideration (Stage 4).
The key criterion we use when assessing applications is the degree to which the proposed initiative meets our goals, although other criteria are also taken into account, and, from time to time and in exceptional circumstances, trustees will exercise their right to fund outside the current criteria. You are welcome to contact Todd Foundation staff for advice when preparing your application or for feedback afterwards. Please note however that all funding is processed through the Foundation; trustees do not respond to personal approaches.