We make grants to a wide range of organisations:
- registered or exempt charities whose charitable purposes fall within the Charity’s charitable objects
- not-for-profit organisations set up for charitable, social, philanthropic, or other purposes and which provide a public benefit
- specific charitable or not-for-profit events, projects and programmes run by individuals or non-charitable organisations
You do not have to be a registered charity to apply, but the work you ask us to support must be legally charitable. However, please note that we can only make grants for general running costs or unrestricted purposes to charities. Grants to any other organisations will always be restricted for a specific charitable purpose.
You must have a governing document (constitution, rules, memorandum, and articles of association etc.), a governing body of at least three unrelated individuals, and a bank account in your group’s name with at least two unrelated signatories.
Community Interest Companies (CICs) and other non-charitable social enterprises with a business plan that shows realistic aspirations for non-grant income generation can apply for a restricted grant to support the charitable costs of any start-up or expansion. We do not normally support such organisations with the costs of continuing services, which should be financed by the sale of goods and services in line with the governance model they have chosen.