What types of organisation can apply?


The Foundation only accepts applications from:

  • charities registered in England and Wales with the Charity Commission
  • charities registered in Scotland with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)
  • charities registered in Northern Ireland with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI)
  • CASCs (Community Amateur Sports Clubs) registered with HMRC


Charities must have been registered with the Charity Commission for two years or more and have produced independently examined or audited accounts for at least one full year of operation (Community Amateur Sports Clubs must also have been operating for comparable periods).


We accept applications from local branches of national charities - but only if they have either a separate legal constitution or the endorsement of their national Head Office.


We do not fund

  • Community Interest Companies (CICs)
  • Individuals
  • Exempt charities
  • Requests for retrospective funding
  • Activities that are primarily the responsibility of central or local government
  • Overseas projects
  • Adventure Challenges or expeditions in the UK or abroad
  • Projects that are solely for the promotion of religion


Reapplication policy

  • Charities awarded a grant by the Foundation may not re-apply until two years after submission of the final grant report.
  • Charities whose applications are not successful may not re-apply until one year after they were notified of the outcome of their previous application.