Once you’ve applied

Your application will be processed as follows:

  • You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt from a member of the Indigo team.
  • Your application will be added to our database and assigned to an Indigo team member. Applications are handled by the order in which they were received.
  • Once it reaches the top of the list, one of Indigo’s team will consider your application. If it is not suitable to be taken to trustees, you will receive an email telling you that the application has been unsuccessful and providing a short explanation why.
  • If the application falls within our remit, it will be written up for consideration by trustees and taken to the next available meeting. Meetings with trustees take place once or twice per month.
  • At that meeting, the proposal will be discussed and considered. If we think it is unsuitable for us, we will write to tell you so. If we are interested in the project, however, we may contact you for further information via email or phone/Skype.
  • Once we receive your responses, the proposal and responses will be taken to the next meeting with the trustees for further consideration. At this stage, trustees will make a decision whether or not to support the project or may have further questions based on your first set of responses. We will then respond to you stating that you have either been successful, unsuccessful or that we have further questions. As a rule, we rarely ask more than two sets of questions.

As Indigo is a small team, we cannot give precise timelines within which your application can be considered. Factors such as a rise in the number of applications, work trips and holidays can all affect the length of time it takes for your application to be considered. Generally, however, we aim to respond to you with a yes, no or request for further information within 6-8 weeks of submission and expect a final decision to be made within three months.

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