No, the Foundation does not provide funding or bursaries for individuals.
We run two grants rounds each year, in Spring and Autumn. The online application form is available throughout most of the year, but applications are assessed and awarded within these two windows each year. For details of the next deadline for applications, see our timetable.
Please apply for the amount you need to deliver the proposed work effectively. The average grant size is £164,000. Grants have ranged from £20,000 (single year) to over £500,000 (over three years).
Yes, the Foundation does fund projects over multiple years, up to three years. You will be asked for the duration of your project when completing the application form. Please apply for the length of time you need to deliver the proposed work.
We only accept applications submitted via our online process. However, if you are having difficulty submitting the online form, please get in touch with us using our Contact Form and we can help you
You will receive an automatic acknowledgement by e-mail when you have submitted your first stage on-line application.
It is then passed to a member of our grants team for assessment.
Our grants team then meet and discuss all of the applications received and decide which ones have the closest fit with our funding programmes and priorities (see How we Prioritise Applications). We’ll let you know whether we are inviting you to submit a second-stage application within four weeks of the closing date.
If you are invited to apply to the second stage, we will ask you more about:
Second stage applications are decided by our Grants Committee, made up of members from our Board of Trustees.
Yes, we can make multiple grants to one organisation. If you would like to apply for additional funding, please ask advice from your Grants Manager in the first instance.
Yes. If you would like to apply for continuation funding, please ask advice from your Grants Manager. Please note, the application process will usually be the same for continuation funding so it may take up to 5 months from deadline to decision.
Yes we do. We recognise how much work goes into applying for funding, and if your application is rejected, the email will include the main reason(s) we were unable to support your work. You may also phone us for further feedback.
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