Buckinghamshire Grants

We offer three grant making programmes in Buckinghamshire for not-for-profit organisations working to support local communities. All schools should review our Schools Access Fund and all other not-for-profit organisations should follow these steps:

  1. Read the overview of our Community and Strategic Fund and decide which one is relevant to your organisation.
  2. Review the application guidance for your chosen programme.
  3. Create an account on the Rothschild Foundation’s grant application portal or log in to your existing account.
  4. Take our quiz and confirm you’re able to apply.
  5. If you would like to talk to us about your application you can set up a meeting or share pre-application questions by emailing: [email protected]
  6. Prepare and submit your application through the online portal.
  7. We may wish to discuss your plans further and ask you to share more information or answer particular questions about your proposal.
  8. Hear the outcome of your application. Applications of under £100,000 will hear the outcome of funding within 2-3 months. Applications over £100,000 will be discussed at Trustees meetings in July and November each year and announced afterwards.

 

We offer three grant making programmes in Buckinghamshire for not-for-profit organisations working to support local communities.

who can apply?

We fund not-for-profit organisations which deliver activity that is legally charitable and for public benefit. Applicants should provide a governing document or constitution for their organisation.

Organisations providing a service to residents in the county of Buckinghamshire can apply. We don’t fund in Milton Keynes or neighbouring counties.

We prioritise small and medium sized organisations with income of under £1 million annually. Funded organisations must hold a bank account in their own name.

Holders of current Local and Community or Impact grants may not apply until the end of their funded project and all reports have been shared with us.

Current Covid-19 Support Fund Grantees may apply so long as their new proposal does not duplicate existing support.

Organisations providing a service to residents in the county of Buckinghamshire can apply

what we offer

Organisations which are formally constituted but not listed with a regulator, such as the Charity Commission or Companies House, can apply for smaller one year grants.

Organisations registered with a regulating body can apply for grants for up to three years.

We fund specific projects and core costs. We can’t replace lost income or reimburse activity which has already taken place.  We also make capital grants but prefer to not be the only funder.

Apply anytime. There’s no application deadline.

Organisations registered with a regulating body can apply for grants for up to three years.

What we don't fund

For-profit organisations and businesses cannot apply for funding. We also don’t fund promotion of religion, overseas travel, animal welfare and campaigns. A full list of funding exclusions can be found in our FAQs.

Open programmes

Past grant programmes