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The Rayne Foundation

Funding available: £10,000-£20,000

Applications close: 31/12/2023

About this fund

The Rayne Foundation makes grants to charitable and not-for-profit organisations across the UK tackling a variety of issues.

They focus on the following issues:

  • Young people’s improved mental health
  • Arts as a tool to achieve social change
  • Improved quality of life for carers and for older people
  • Better opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers


Notes on award amounts:
Grants are typically £10,000 – £20,000 per annum for up to three years. They prefer to fund alongside others and are unlikely to be able to fund your project in full.

Who can apply

The Rayne Foundation fund charitable and not-for-profit organisations and target funding towards issues and organisations which do not enjoy widespread public support.

Large, national organisations or ‘household name charities’ are unlikely to receive a grant unless they are the only organisation in a position to tackle a particular problem.


When to apply

You can apply at any time and can normally expect to receive a decision within 3-4 months, although they recommend allowing six months for a decision.


How to apply

There is a two stage application process. At Stage One they will ask you to provide a short outline application. Stage One application forms can be downloaded from the Foundation’s website. If invited, Stage Two provides an opportunity to provide a more fully developed and formal proposal.


They do not fund statutory bodies such as hospitals, local authorities, government departments or schools.

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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The Rayne Foundation

The Rayne Foundation

Funding available: £10,000-£20,000

Applications close: 31/12/2023

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