The Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants programme aims to support smaller charities (those with an income under £100,000) in the UK, particularly those working at grassroots / local community level, in a wide range of activities. Larger or national charities will normally not be considered under this scheme. They also tend not to support those which have built up unrestricted reserves of over 3 months or who regularly generate a surplus.
They award one year grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 (No multi-year funding awards are made). Successful applicants need to demonstrate that a grant will make a significant difference to their work. Demonstrating ongoing sustainability is also important, particularly if the organisation has recently lost local authority or other regular funding.
Funded projects have included: (Grants awarded up to June 2014 can be found here)
o Core costs
o Hydrotherapy pools
o Education and support for parents
o Theatres and Arts activities
o Building costs, including village halls
o Youth workers
There are no deadlines for submission and all applications are acknowledged. It can take up to four months to get a decision. Applicants need to complete a Small Grants Scheme Application Form. And send with a signed copy of your latest audited or independently examined annual accounts
For more information, visit the Foyle Foundation website