Funding for projects which could change the way issues are tackled in our society

Posted: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:08

Funding for projects which could change the way issues are tackled in our society

The Rayne Foundation makes grants to charitable and not-for-profit organisations tackling a variety of issues.

They receive many more applications than they can fund and for this reason have a two-stage application process to reduce the time and effort you spend making your application.

They will consider applications in the fields of arts, health and wellbeing, education in its widest sense, and those that cover social issues. Their focus is to connect communities, building bridges between marginalised groups and mainstream society, and to enable individuals to reach their full potential.

In addition, they have several areas of special interest:

  • Young people's improved mental health;
  • Arts as a tool to achieve social change;
  • Improved quality of life for carers and for older people.

They favour organisations and projects which could change the way issues are tackled in our society and which could have lessons for others beyond the funded organisation. They look for good ideas that other people can learn from, creative ways of tackling entrenched or new problems, and ideas which have potential to be replicable.

As a result, they are more likely to fund projects which are untried or in their early-to-mid stages of development than established, long-running services. The organisations they fund will demonstrate an awareness of what is going on in their field nationally and how their work complements what else is available.

They will consider funding salaries and project costs (including a reasonable contribution to overheads or on-costs) for up to three years.

Grants typically fall in the range of £10,000 - £20,000 per annum for up to three years. They prefer to fund alongside others as they are unlikely to be able to fund your project in full.

Small, newer organisations in particular are unlikely to receive a larger grant from them if that would equate to more than 10% of total income, unless it is towards an organisation's first paid post.

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