When will I hear about my application? A first time application can take up to 3-4 months to process, if this is not your first application your application can take approximately 8-10 weeks to process. You should hear from us within these timescales. Please be aware that all timescales given are approximate and are not guaranteed. The actual time to deal with an application will depend on the volume of applications we have, the level of funding available at any particular time and if a review is required. If you have been waiting longer than these timescales then please use the form below.