Decision Making

What happens to the application once it is submitted?


After the closing date of each grant round WEA staff and partners will check through all applications received by the deadline to check that they are eligible for funding - we call this the Eligibility Gateway.

All eligible applications are then sent through to be read and scored by our local panel of independent experts, who are experienced in grants programmes, employment projects and voluntary sector development.

The scoring criteria that will be used is available to download HERE.


The panels recommendations then go through to our Project Steering Group (PSG) for approval.

  • If you would like to volunteer to be part of our grant panels, further details are HERE
  • An application form to become a panel member is HERE
  • The current remit and membership of our Project Steering Group is HERE