Frequently Asked Questions.

We receive a high number of applications, and while we endeavour to fund as many as possible and to reply to all applicants quickly, sometimes it may take a while for us to contact you.

You can help us to make this time as brief as possible by checking that you send us all the information we need in order to fully assess your application.

First, check that your project qualifies for our support:

Q: What kinds of projects do you support?

A: We offer support exclusively to charities, community projects and initiatives that work with vulnerable children under the age of children.


Q: What do you mean by ‘vulnerable’ children?

A: We define children who are vulnerable as those, under the age of 16, who are struggling with issues including, but not strictly limited to:

  • Poverty
  • Deprivation
  • Neglect
  • Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Psychological difficulties
  • Physical disabilities
  • Those caring for disabled family members.

If you are not sure whether your project would quality for this support, please contact us for further information.


Q: Who do you not support?

A: We are currently unable to give grants for:

  • Local government or local council projects
  • NHS projects
  • Building projects
  • To fund trips abroad
  • Projects that support people outside of Bromley and its immediate surrounding areas
  • Projects that have a political agenda
  • Projects that have a religious agenda
  • To organisations who have applied, and been unsuccessful, within the previous 12 months, unless by prior agreement.
  • Bursaries or sponsorship fees
  • To help with individual debt repayments.


Q: Where would my project need to be located?

A: We currently focus our support on work with charities and organisations within Bromley and the surrounding area.


Q: What is the maximum amount you will fund?

A: We will offer support for a single initiative up to a maximum of £10,000, unless by prior agreement.


Q: After I submit my application, how long until I hear whether it has been successful?

A: We will always aim to give you an answer within 6 months of receipt of your application, however during busy times it may take a little longer. Please bear with us and we will be in touch with you to inform you of our decision as soon as possible.


Q: How quickly would we receive the money?

A: Once your project was accepted as qualifying under our terms and conditions, Ada & Albert works by fundraising and raising money to purchase tangible items on behalf of the charities it works with. For example, we will fundraise and then purchase a specific item, or items, which will then be donated to your initiative.

If, once we accept your application, we agree to provide you with a one-off monetary donation or ongoing monetary funding for a specific project, this will be distributed as soon as possible if funds are available, or, once we have fundraised on your behalf.


Q: What information do I need to provide you with?

A: Once you have checked that your project conforms to the guidelines above, you must complete our full online application form. Your application must include:

  • Your contact details
  • The name of your project
  • A brief description of your organisation, including your charity number (if applicable) or any other statutory registration you may hold
  • A summary of the work you plan to carry out using our funding
  • Details of the type/amount of funding you require
  • Details of how your project will directly benefit vulnerable children in the local Bromley area
  • Cost breakdowns, plans and specifications of how your project would proceed if your application is successful
  • Details of any other support, grants or funding you have already received for this project
  • How you will be able to evaluate whether your project has achieved its goals.


Q: Some of the young people we work with are older than 16. Can we still apply?

A: We will consider projects that work with children older than 16, providing that the vast majority of children within that project are under 16. We will only fund the costs associated with people aged 16 or under.


Q: Can I post my application to you rather than submit my application online?

A: Unfortunately, we are only able to consider online applications, due to the large number of applications we receive.


Q: We already receive funding support from Ada & Albert for one initiative. Can we apply for support for a second project at the same time?

A: We will consider multiple funding applications from the same organisation or group, providing it is for a completely separate project than the one currently being funded.


Q: Do you support startup projects, or only established groups?

A: We will consider offering our support to new projects, but that project must be able to demonstrate a definite ability to deliver the project as planned, before we will be able to release the funding, to ensure that all our funding can help vulnerable children.


Q: How many months/years of funding support can we apply for?

A: We support single projects for a specific amounts of money. We do not commit to further amounts beyond the initial grant.


Q: What if my application is turned down?

A: If we are unable to support you, we will inform you of our decision by email, and will give you a brief explanation of why this is the case. If you would like more feedback of why your application has been unsuccessful, contact


Q: I have another question. Who do I contact for information?

A: If you have a question that isn’t covered by these FAQs, please contact