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Foyle Foundation Main Grants Scheme

Funding available: £10,000-£500,000

Applications close: 31/01/2024

About this fund

The Foundation supports charities registered in the United Kingdom, the dominant purpose of which is to benefit either the Arts or Learning. They have revised criteria since covid-19 including a focus on:

  • one year costs
  • core costs for organisations with no public funding
  • grants to cover essential equipment
  • grants to enable minor works
  • projects that support or employ freelance and independent artists
  • projects that help make efficiency savings for environmental change or better ventilation
  • additional support by exception for exisiting building projects already supported by the foundation

Type of funding: Grant

Type of cost: Capital, Revenue

Minimum: £10,000 Maximum: £500,000 Annually awarded: £4,095,100

Notes on award amounts:
The majority of grants will be in the range £10,000 to £50,000. Applications for less than £10,000 will not generally be accepted. Main grants will usually be for revenue projects with some larger grants possible depending on need and purpose.

Who can apply
The Foundation can only accept applications from organisations with charitable status. This includes registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations (SCIOs), excepted charities and exempt charities. Applicants must have a core remit of the Arts or Learning.

Smaller Arts or Learning Charities with a turnover under £150,000 per annum may be more suitable for consideration under the Small Grants Scheme

When to apply
There are no deadlines and applications are accepted year round.

How to apply
Complete the Main Grants Scheme Application Form available on the Foundation’s website and submit with a signed copy of your latest audited or independently examined annual accounts.

Please note that competition is intense; they receive many more applications than they are able to fund.

The Foundation only supports charities and is not able to support individuals. See funder website for full guidelines and criteria.

Looking for support with funding?

Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support. 

Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.

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Foyle Foundation Main Grants Scheme

Foyle Foundation

Funding available: £10,000-£500,000

Applications close: 31/01/2024

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