The Foundation manages a number of funds and funding criteria for each fund will vary.
We would advise groups and individuals to visit and review the specific guidelines for each fund to ensure that projects and applications are relevant.
Each fund through the Foundation has specific guidelines, and to ensure that your project and application is relevant to a particular fund, you should read these before starting your application.
The Community Foundation will not fund organisations or activities which promote causes that are contrary to our purposes. Causes and activities that are contrary to our purposes include, but may not be limited to, those outlined in our investment policy ie those linked to the promotion of armaments, alcohol, human rights abuses, tobacco or pornography.
In addition the Community Foundation will not support the following:
We also generally do not fund:
Party political activity
Individuals (unless an individual bursary programme)
Replacement of statutory funding
Projects that have already started
Groups who have not complied with previous monitoring requirements
Groups will more than three live lives grants at any one time
If you are unsure, or have any queries about a particular fund, please contact our Grants team.
The majority of our funding will require the following supporting documentation:
Please note that some funds may require additional documentation such as quotations, while others, such as our Micro Grant Programme, may not require a governing document or other items of supporting documentation. Please check the guidance notes for all programmes.
The Grants Team are here to support you with your application and monitoring, carry out due diligence and assessment of applications and to manage the Foundation’s funds to ensure we make effective grants and achieve impact.