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Bombastic - towards 'The Argonauts' project,10 weeks of residencies for children aged 7 to 9 yearsNational Theatre Studio re-opened in November 2007 following a 15-month redevelopment by architects Haworth Tompkinsss Great Britain - towards the Mezzanine Reading Room within the new Brunel Institute housing the Trust's extensive maritime collection and education space
National Theatre Studio - Photo by Philip Vile, ss Great Britain Trust � Mandy Reynolds

Welcome to The Foyle Foundation Website

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – 2nd April 2020 (This is subject to change)

The Trustees of the Foyle Foundation are keeping our grantmaking under constant review given the constantly changing and fast moving coronavirus situation. 


The Foyle Foundation Trustees understand that charities are now operating within very different circumstances and we are keen to maintain our support of current grant recipients and to offer flexibility wherever possible, including:

·         Approving changes to the timing and delivery of funded activities

·         Moving monitoring and requirement dates where necessary

·         Extending funding terms

·         Listening to the changing priorities of funded organisations

The grants team remain available by email to discuss the above or any other concerns you may have with regard to your current funding arrangement. 

The Foyle Foundation has also signed up to a joint funder statement co-ordinated by London Funders. 


Main Grants Scheme and Small Grants Scheme  - We are suspending our grantmaking temporarily in order to review our grantmaking and existing financial commitments in response to the current crisis. 

Major Capital Requests (over £75,000) - We are suspending the major capital scheme for the time being until the coronavirus situation is resolved. 

Foyle School Library Scheme - Due to current schools closures in response to the coronavirus situation we are suspending the Foyle School Library Scheme until further notice. 


We are reviewing applications already submitted to the Foundation and will be contacting applicants in due course if and when required over the next two weeks. 

Please refer to our website for the latest updates on our grantmaking which is currently under review. 



The Foyle Foundation

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grantmaking trust that distributes grants to UK charities. The Foundation does not support applications from individuals.

We welcome applications from across the country and encourage applications from all areas outside London and the South East.  

Since it became operational in November 2001, The Foundation has disbursed £108.8M in grants (up to 31st December 2019).

The Foundation supports charities in three main areas: