Graham Kirkham Foundation

Grants are available for charitable organisations carrying out education, welfare or community projects in the UK, including protecting and preserving buildings of architectural interest of sites of historical interest or natural beauty.

 Funding is provided at the discretion of the Trustees. Previous grants have generally been between £250 and £10,000 with a couple of larger grants up to £150,000

The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.

For further information, contact 01302 573301

4 comments on Graham Kirkham Foundation

  1. Hello, are these funds still available? We are a group of six ladies that have joined together to keep our local library open. Our County Council had ear marked the library for closure in April 2017. We formed a committee of trustees and registered as a CIO (number 1168661) back in August 2016. So we were ready to take over on the 1st April this year with a great band of approximately 40 volunteers. We are fully self funding and would be grateful if you would let us know if we qualify for some funding, and what you would need from us to apply formally.

    Thank you for your time.

    Kind Regards

    Miss Kelsey Hodgson

    1. Thanks for getting in touch. I only provide information on the funder, you will need to contact the Foundation directly for information. Depending on how much you need the another option would be to look at the Awards for All from the lottert, up to £10k, but a relatively quick and easy process
      All the best


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