In the first instance, please read our GUIDELINES to ensure that your project fits within Whirlwind’s donations criteria. If it does please go to our Applications Portal :
Our applications portal will guide you through the application process but here are a few pointers of what to expect.
To begin your application you will first need to register and then validate your email address. This will allow you to save your application and return to it for later completion.
The application is in two parts. The first is a questionnaire about your organisation. The second is a questionnaire about the project for which you seek funding. In addition you will need to upload various documents to support your application.
The portal will prompt you at every stage for the required information and all your work is saved as you go.
Once you have completed all the tasks you must submit your application by first clicking "Review and Submit" and then "Submit your Application" to start the process.
What happens next?
All applications are reviewed by the Secretariat and presented to the Trustees for consideration at their quarterly Board Meetings.
Applications received less than four weeks before a Board Meeting are carried forward to the following quarterly meeting.
Each application is subject to rigorous review; a donation cannot be relied upon until formally approved.
During this phase you may receive emails from us asking you to clarify items or to update your application with more detail.
Approval and payment
If the Trustees decide to make a donation you will be advised by the Secretariat of the amount, including details of any conditions attached to the offer. You will be asked to sign and upload your acceptance to the portal. Once your acceptance is received, the donation will be made by bank transfer.
What if I need some help?