HBLB is pleased to announce the launch of the latest round of non-fixture related grant funding.
Proposals for grants for the period 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025 are now invited. This process excludes racing fixture-related items such as prize money, raceday services grants or items falling within HBLB’s veterinary science and education budget, which have their own processes. Applications are welcomed for projects and activities that support HBLB's statutory objectives and the 13 Racing Outcomes set out in the Grant Guidance Notes (see below).
The 2024/25 grant application, evaluation and decision process will run as follows, although the decision date remains subject to amendment and is at the discretion of the HBLB Board:
Grant application window: From 1 December 2023 to 31 January 2024
Assessment of grant applications*: 1 January 2024 to 13 February 2024
HBLB Board Decision: 6 March 2024
Notification to grant applicants: by 31 March 2024.
*It is HBLB’s intention to work with applicants during the application process. The HBLB Executive will carry out an initial assessment as soon as practically possible after submission. If applications are incomplete and/or appear to have significant areas of weakness, applicants will be provided with feedback and encouraged to re-submit their applications. All applications/re-submissions must be received by no later than the 31 January 2024.
We would therefore recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible, even if not fully complete, and at least 10 days before the closing date (21 January 2024) to allow for any resubmission, should that be necessary, to be made by the deadline.
Detailed guidance on non-fixture related grants and how to apply can be downloaded using the link below.
Grant applications must be made online using the HBLB Funding Gateway (https://funding.hblb.org.uk). The funding gateway is HBLB’s new platform dedicated to Non-Fixture Related Grants applications and reviews.
Any enquiries on the grant process or individual applications must be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.