The Foundation’s Impact Grants programme seeks to make a difference to Buckinghamshire through addressing priorities within arts and heritage, education and the environment.
For the early rounds of this programme, we encourage applications within the broad priorities set out in our Impact Grants Strategy document. A link to this document can be found below. Applicants who are interested in applying to the Spring 2019 funding round (the deadline for Expressions of Interest is 15th January 2019) should refer to both the Strategy and Applicant Guidance when completing their application.
As we develop our Impact Grants programme, we wish to work collaboratively with organisations to identify a more targeted approach within our priority areas. We are piloting this new way of working from Autumn 2019, which will have the following focus:
Creative Explorers programme: this targeted programme encourages sustained collaboration between arts providers and schools, in order to give young people the benefits of long term engagement with the arts. We are currently working with Bucks based arts and cultural organisations and state supported schools to develop this programme.
In future years we wish to work with organisations to develop activity within the following targeted areas:
Criminal justice – we are interested in improving the opportunities and life chances of those in secure settings, initially through a focus on the arts.
Food systems – we are interested in exploring ways to address shortcomings of our current food systems, especially downstream issues of food waste and food insecurity.
If you feel your organisation may be able to help us, and you would like to participate in our work, we encourage you to be in touch with us by emailing [email protected]. Please include the subject ‘Impact Grants’ followed by the relevant focus area as outlined above.