DHC primarily provides funding to registered charities, but in some circumstances will support other not for profit community groups or social enterprises operating in Cornwall who have the following:
Governing document e.g. Constitution, Articles which outlines the Organisation’s objectives and there must be a Dissolution Clause
There must be a minimum of three unrelated Trustees registered with the Charity Commission, or if not a charity then the Management Committee must have three unrelated members
All details registered with the Charity Commission must be up to date if you are a Registered Charity or a Charitable Incorporated Organisation
If working with children and/or vulnerable beneficiaries, there must be a Safeguarding Policy in place, the Safeguarding Officer should be named within this policy
You must be able to provide up to date annual accounts
You must have a bank account in the Organisation’s name which requires two unrelated signatories for all withdrawals in excess of £5,000.
In date relevant Insurance Policies
Equal Opportunities Policy
A written reference from an independent referee could be requested by DHC during the application process
Objects must include the improvement of the health, wellbeing and provision of health care in Cornwall (for further details see https://duchyhealthcharity.org/grant-process/).
Have a minimum of three unconnected Directors, the majority of who must not be paid any remuneration.
There must be an asset lock clause that ensures funds and assets are transferred to a body with charitable objects in Cornwall should the CIC close
All documents registered with Companies House must be up-to-date and match the documents submitted as part of the grant application process (e.g. in respect of asset lock)
Have a policy in place to ensure decisions on Directors’ remuneration are taken by the unpaid Directors
Have a realistic up to date business plan which includes a financial forecast to be submitted with the application