Grants

Providing grant funding is one of the ways in which the Foundation supports work within our policy. Much of this is proactive, with the Foundation identifying and working with charities doing exciting work in the areas we wish to support. We are interested in using the freedom that comes with being an independent funder to back new and innovative ideas that address challenges in the fields of arts, education and the environment.

 

We are interested in using the freedom that comes with being an independent funder to back new and innovative ideas

Grant programmes

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As well as our proactive (closed) grant-making, we run a number of open grant programmes where charities may apply to us provided they meet certain criteria. These are largely focused on Buckinghamshire, this being the Foundation’s home county.

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Case studies

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We have included a number of case studies as examplars of the type of organisations we support and projects we fund. This is inevitably only a small selection, and further examples of our work may be founds in our Annual Review.

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Information for grant applicants

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General information for applicants, including timetable and decision-making, is available here. For specific guidance on our different open funding programmes, including eligibility and how to apply, please see the detailed information on the grant programmes page.

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Information for grant holders

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If you hold a grant from us, you will find information here about reporting requirements, use of our logo and other similar information.

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