10 per cent retention policy

We will only release the final 10% of your grant funds when we receive your Final Expenditure Report.

Grants covered by the 10% retention rule

The 10% retention rule applies to all standard Wellcome grants including:

Grants excluded from the 10% retention rule

The rule doesn't apply to grants where:

How to release the final 10% of your grant funds

Your organisation must complete a Final Expenditure Report via Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT).

The form will be available on WTGT once your grant reaches its end date.

Find out more about the Final Expenditure Report.

If we've also asked you to send us an end-of-grant report, we will only pay the final 10% of your total budget if:

Joint grants

If you have a joint grant (where funds for the project are awarded to two or more organisations) the way we release the final 10% depends on how we ask you to report on the outcomes of your research.

If we’ve asked you to use Researchfish

Each host organisation must complete a Final Expenditure Report.

We will release the final 10% for each organisation once we have approved their report.

If we’ve asked you to complete an end-of-grant report form

You must send us:

We will release the final 10% for each organisation once we have approved the reports.

If your grants won’t finish at the same time, we will only release the 10% to each organisation when you’ve submitted:

Contact us

Contact our information officers if you have a question about funding.