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Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme

Funding available: £2000 to £10,000

Applications close: 31/01/2024

About this fund

The scheme is designed to support 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.

The focus is for one-year grants only, to cover core costs, projects, essential equipment or building projects.

Our priority will be to support local charities still active in their communities which are currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community.

The Foundation updates their criteria and application forms throughout the year. Please check their website for details of the most up to date guidelines.

Type of funding: Grant

Type of cost: Capital, Revenue, Core costs

Fund award sizes: Minimum: £2,000 Maximum: £10,000 Annually awarded: £124,300

Notes on award amounts:
One year grants for core costs, equipment or project funding. Please note that competition for funding is intense and they receive many more applications than they are able to fund.

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.

Organisations must have an annual turnover of less than £150,000 per annum. Larger or national charities will normally not be considered under this scheme.

Charities must demonstrate ongoing financial viability over the next 12 months. If you cannot demonstrate this, your application is likely to be declined.

Maximum annual income: £150,000

When to apply
Applications can be submitted at any time. Once received, it will take up to four months, occasionally longer, to receive a decision.

How to apply
Apply online via the Foundation’s website.

-If applying for funding towards a capital project apply towards the end of your fundraising campaign.
-Does not fund religious activity or activities promoting religion.
-They will not support retrospective funding.
-You can apply again after 12 months.

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 Small Grants Scheme

Foyle Foundation

Funding available: £2000 to £10,000

Applications close: 31/01/2024

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