Frequently Asked Questions

Please ensure that you have read the Frequently Asked Questions before completing the Application Form

What is the McClay Foundation?

Sir Allen McClay established The McClay Foundation on 31st July 2008, a company limited by guarantee having charitable status, one of the first of its kind in Northern Ireland. Prior to this on 23rd May 1997, Sir Allen McClay had established The McClay Trust, a charitable trust constituted by a Declaration of Trust. Transfer of assets of the Trust to the Foundation took place on 16th February 2009.

What are the aims of the McClay Foundation?

  • Advance the use of diagnostic tools and drugs in the prevention, control and cure of disease;
  • Support and encourage research and innovation;
  • Ensure latest advances in healthcare are available to all, including developing countries;
  • Generate and promote employment opportunities.

Is my project eligible for support?

The McClay Foundation Trustees will consider all applications that meet the objectives of The McClay Foundation. The Trustees will consider applications from Companies, Charities or private individuals. Applicants should limit their applications to The McClay Foundation to one per year. Multiple applications from the same applicant are not accepted.

How do I apply for support?

Applicants must complete the Grant Application Form to be considered eligible. Forms must be sent by post to The McClay Foundation, 20 Seagoe Industrial Estate, Craigavon, BT63 5QD. Applicants should not send applications via email or fax.

What happens after I submit my application?

The Trustees will review your application at the next board meeting of The McClay Foundation.

This may be a number of months from when you have submitted your application and therefore immediate response should not be expected.

The McClay Foundation has limited resources and therefore cannot support every project. If your application is unsuccessful The McClay Foundation will send you a letter advising that support could not be provided.

If your application is eligible The McClay Foundation may ask for further information before offering funding. Please be advised that The McClay Foundation may not offer all of the grant that you have requested and portion of support may only be available.

If I am successful what do I need to do?

The Trustees may agree with the successful applicant certain conditions around support. The McClay Foundation will require evidence of how the money was used and the successful applicant will be required to provide supporting reports and documents. The McClay Foundation will at their discretion require regular updates on how the project is progressing.