Our Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities in the UK, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Please note we are not able to support individuals.
Applications are welcomed from charities that have an annual turnover of less than £100,000 per annum. Larger or national charities will normally not be considered under this scheme. Nor will the Scheme generally support charities that are able consistently to generate operational surpluses or which have been able to build up unrestricted reserves to a level equivalent to three months turnover.
If applying on behalf of a state school please refer to the state schools webpage.
Please note that competition for funding is intense and we receive many more applications that we are able to fund.
How much can you apply for?
We plan to make one year grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to charities which can demonstrate that such a grant will make a significant difference to their work. If you cannot demonstrate this, your application will be declined. Please note that demonstrating ongoing sustainability is also important, particularly if you have recently lost local authority or other regular funding. No multi-year funding awards will be made.
There are no deadlines for submission. Applications will be received at all times but it may take up to four months to obtain a decision from Trustees. Please apply well in advance of your requirements.
All applications will be acknowledged, usually by email. All declined applications will also be informed by email. Usually we will not send declination letters.
How to Apply
1. Applicants should complete the Small Grants Scheme Form (available to download from How to Apply page);
2. A signed copy of your latest audited or independently examined annual accounts must be supplied.
Please send your application to:
The Foyle Foundation
2 Rugby Street
London WC1N 3QU
Applications are acknowledged by email or by post within two weeks of receipt. If you do not receive this acknowledgement, please contact The Foundation to confirm safe receipt of your request.