Applications for the new programme were accepted from Tuesday 7 January 2014.

The application deadline was 12 noon on Monday 17 March 2014.

Four steps to applying

There were four steps to applying to the National portfolio 2015-18:

1.    Read the guidance carefully, and contact us
2.    Begin completing the online application form
3.    Provide only the information we have asked for
4.    Complete the online application form and submit it

More information on all four of these steps can be found in the National portfolio 2015-18 application guidance document.