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Small Grants Scheme
Our Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities registered and operating in the United Kingdom, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Please note we are not able to support individuals.
Applications are welcomed from charities that have an annual turnover of less than 100,000 per annum. Larger or national charities will normally not be considered under this scheme. Nor will the Scheme generally support charities that are able consistently to generate operational surpluses or which have built up considerable unrestricted reserves.
Please note that competition for funding is intense and we receive many more applications than we are able to fund.
We plan to make one year grants of between 1,000 and 10,000 for core costs, equipment or project funding to charities which can show that such a grant will make a significant difference to their work. If you cannot demonstrate this, your application will be declined. Please note that demonstrating ongoing sustainability is also important, particularly if you have recently lost local authority or other regular funding.
There are no deadlines for submission. Applications will be received at all times but it may take up to four months to obtain a decision from Trustees. Please apply well in advance of your requirements.
If applying for funding towards a capital project please apply towards the end of your fundraising campaign, when the majority of funding has been raised and you have an estimated start date for the works. If your application is successful, the pledged grant offer is only valid for 12 months. Please note that the Foundation does not fund feasibility studies.
Please note that once you have received a grant from The Foundation you will not be a priority for funding in the following year.
Applications are acknowledged by email or by post within two weeks of receipt, including applications which do not qualify for consideration which will be rejected. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please contact The Foundation to confirm safe receipt of your request.
- Applicants should complete the Small Grants Scheme Application Form and supply additional information requested.
Please also refer to the list of Frequently Asked Questions on the Foyle Foundation website under the How to Apply page.
Please send your application to:
The Foyle Foundation
London WC1N 3QU
At present, the Foundation does not accept applications electronically.