Access Options
Royal Geographical Society - towards theRoyal Academy of Music - towards the cataloguing, conservation, display and digitisation of the Foyle Menuhin Archive for the benefit of the publicWallace Collection - towards the first phase of the re-interpretation of the arms and armour collection
By kind permission of the Trustees of the Wallace Collection, London

Main Grants Scheme - Learning

The Foundation will support projects which facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and which have a long-term strategic impact.  Key areas for support are:

  • libraries, museums and archives;
  • special educational needs;
  • projects that encourage sustainability by reducing overheads or which help generate additional revenue.

For state funded schools our main initiative will be The Foyle School Libraries Scheme. Dedicated schools catering for those with Special Educational Needs (SEN) may also be supported. Independent schools will not generally be supported.

For Universities we will support arts, museum, archive or special collection projects, usually for capital, which meet a clear public benefit.  All University projects should enable general and not just specialist use, the majority of time, and not be limited to out of term use, or be relatively inaccessible by being sited in remote parts of University buildings or campuses where public access will be restricted. In all cases we will expect Universities to be contributing to the project in financial and not just in-kind terms. Some grants may be offered on a matched funding basis.

Citizenship, esteem-building, training, skills acquisition to aid employment, independent living, early learning projects or playgroups will not generally be considered under the Main Grants Scheme.