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The Shackleton Foundation Grants

Funding available: up to £10,000

Applications close: 30/07/2024

About this fund

The Shackleton Foundation provides seed-funding to inspirational leaders and early-stage social enterprises with the potential to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people.

This aims to enable aspiring leaders and social entrepreneurs to establish their own ventures to help the disadvantaged and socially marginalised in society. They look for long-lasting, far-reaching projects with the potential to provide solutions to intractable social problems.

Eligible ideas must:

– Be innovative and fresh
– Fulfil a clear need and demand
– Be in the first year of development
– Have a real social impact
– Have well-defined outputs and goals
– Have the potential for real growth and sustainability
– The beneficiaries of the work must be young people predominantly based in the UK

Fund award sizes
Maximum: £10,000 Annually awarded: £60,000

Who can apply
The Shackleton Foundation provides seed funding to inspirational leaders and early stage social entrepreneurs with the potential to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people.

When to apply
Applications are considered by Trustees on a quarterly basis, and applicants that are shortlisted will be invited to present at one of the Trustee’s meetings.
Upcoming deadlines are:
– 29 July 2024
– 4 November 2024

Next deadline: 30 Jul 2024

How to apply
All applicants must submit a completed application form, available on the Foundation website.

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 Shackleton Foundation Grants

The Shackleton Foundation

Funding available: up to £10,000

Applications close: 30/07/2024

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