Funding Alerts

Foyle Foundation Small Grants

by | Jan 23, 2017 |

Of interest to Organisations dealing with Smaller Charities

The Foyle Foundation’s 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.


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 considerable unrestricted reserves.

Please note they are not able to support individuals.

What For?

They award grants for core costs, equipment or project funding to charities which can show that such a grant will make a significant difference to your 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.

Please note that the Foundation does not fund feasibility studies.

Multi-year grants will generally not be made.

How Much?

They plan to make one year grants of between £1,000 and £10,000


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.

If applying for funding towards a capital project please apply towards the end of your fundraising campaign, when the majority of funding has been raised and you have an estimated start date for the works.

More information

Small Grants Scheme.

Please send your application to:
The Foyle Foundation
Rugby Chambers
2 Rugby Street
London WC1N 3QU

At present, the Foundation does not accept applications electronically.