FAQ – Beneficiaries

How do I apply to become a beneficiary?

To apply for beneficiary support, please visit the evo Foundation website and click on the ‘Ask for Support‘ section.

What is the application process?

There are two funding options: educational grants and financial hardship grants. For both options, there is a two-step application process that is undertaken online. The first step involves creating an online account and submitting basic personal details and the reasons for requesting support. At this stage, the evo Foundation Trustees will evaluate your application, alongside others that we have received. If your application passes Stage 1you will be contacted (within 30 days of applying) and requested to undertake the second, Stage 2, of the application process. Stage 2 requires a more detailed online submission, including uploads of documents to help us review your application such as personal ID and financial information. Please note that a final assessment of your application will not be made until all required information has been received and evaluated by the evo Foundation Trustees. The decision of the Trustees is final.

How long will the process take?

Stage 1 in the online application should take around 10 minutes. Please allow up to 30 days for the Trustees to review your application. If your application passes Stage 1, the second stage in the online process will take approximately 1 hour.

What criteria will the Trustees use to assess my application?

All grant applications will be scored against a matrix, which assesses the applicant’s need and the extent to which the grant will contribute towards our CSR values. Please review your application’s suitability against the scoring matrix before submitting it. You can find the matrix here

What is the maximum financial hardship grant I can apply for?

The maximum award is capped at £1,000, subject to a case-by-case assessment. Please note that all awards are dependent on the availability of funds for the Foundation to use.

What types of education support grants will be given?

The charity supports associated learning costs, such as IT equipment, travel allowances, course books and materials. The maximum grant value is £1,000 per application. Please note that all awards are dependent on the availability of funds for the Foundation to use.

Will the charity support occupational training requirements?

evo Foundation does not support applications related to occupational and professional training.

How often can I apply for a grant?

Applicants for financial hardship and/or educational support can apply once in any 12-month period.

FAQ – Donors to the Charity

How do I sign up to donate monthly?

To set up a new monthly donation to evo Foundation, consider establishing a direct debit online here.

How do I stop my donation?

If you wish to stop your monthly donation, please cancel your direct debit

Can I use JustGiving to donate?

Yes, the evo Foundation has a Just Giving page. Please click here to donate.

How will my donations be spent?

The large majority of all donations will be used to directly support education advancement and poverty prevention initiatives. Some funds may be used to plan and deliver fundraising events and activities. A much smaller proportion will be used to support information and policy work.


Do you have a question that has not been addressed?

For any further questions not covered in these FAQs, please email: contact@evofoundation.org.uk