No, the Foundation does not provide funding or bursaries for individuals.
The online application form is available throughout most of the year, but applications are assessed and grants awarded in two windows each year, see timetable.
Please apply for the amount you need to deliver the proposed work. As we start to make grants under our 2020-25 strategy, we will update the website with the average size of grant.
Yes, the Foundation does fund projects over multiple years. You will be asked for the duration of your project when completing the application form.
We would not normally make grants for more than three years. Within this, please apply for the length of time you need to deliver the proposed work.
No. We only accept applications submitted via our on-line process.
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 staff who will read and assess it. 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:
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. 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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