We are a medium-sized grant making foundation giving grants to small, well-established organisations in the UK who address local issues in areas of extreme urban deprivation, or in remote and fragile rural communities. We launched our new grants programme on 1st June 2018: the first grants will be made in July 2018.
Our focus is on supporting smaller charitable and not-for-profit organisations within the UK, with a total annual income under £500,000, who work in the most deprived urban areas or the most remote and socio-economically deprived rural areas.
Within these overarching themes, we support projects which fall under the broad headings of Community Support, Arts, Education and Heritage.
Please click here for our full Guidelines. If you have applied to us previously, please take the time to read the new Guidelines as various changes have been made, including larger grant amounts, multi-year grants and different income limits for eligibility.
We run an on-line application process and you can make applications at any time of the year. Small Grants will usually receive a final decision within 6 weeks of our receipt of your application. Major Grants will be decided at our Grants Committee meetings which usually take place in February, May, July and late October/early November. There are no deadlines for these meetings: we generally close the list for a meeting around 4-6 weeks prior to the meeting, depending on how many applications have been received. If you miss one meeting, your application will automatically be rolled on to the next available meeting.