The Rayne Foundation

This foundation aims to support work which is untried and tests new approaches, but has clear objectives. The Rayne Foundation favours work that could change the way issues are tackled in our society. It favours work that could have lessons for others beyond the funded organisation.

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. Their aim to enable individuals to reach their full potential.

Within these broad criteria, they have a number of 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


Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation supports a broad range of charities across the UK that make a positive difference. They fund a wide range of causes. Charities and grants vary according to the size of the charity and the work being done. Grants are available for:

  • Arts
  • Community
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Faith
  • Health
  • Museums and Heritage
  • Welfare
  • Youth


Sylvia Waddilove Foundation

The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation trustees welcome applications from charities, CICs, and registered societies. This foundation provides grants to charitable organisations for new projects relating to:

  • Education
  • The visual and performing arts
  • Medical research
  • The relief of disability and severe illness
  • The preservation of buildings of architectural or historical significance
  • The accommodation of those in need


Barchester’s Charitable Foundation

This is a national charity that helps older people and other adults with a disability. This year their focus is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive their highest priority in 2019.

Grants range from £100 up to £5,000, with the average grant in 2018 being approximately £850.


Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Paul Hamlyn Foundation organises their work, in the UK, around six main strategic priorities.

  1. Nurturing ideas and people
  2. Arts, access and participation
  3. Education and learning through the arts
  4. Arts evidence
  5. Investing in young people
  6. Migration and integration


The Bromley Trust

The Bromley Trust supports charities working in either human rights or prison reform. They usually fund charities with an annual income of between £100,000 and £1.5million. The size of grant usually ranges between £5,000 and £20,000 per annum for up to 3 years.


The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust

Set up to promote the interests of the Ferguson family in their commitment to education, peace and development. Grants are available for charities and for individual students.

Grants for charities are on a match-funding basis, only, up to a maximum of 50%. Grants of less than £50,000 are assessed monthly. Grants over £50,000 are assessed bi-annually (usually March and September).

A maximum of 250 grants for students are made each year on a first come, first served basis. Students must be travelling with a recognised organisation on a gap-year. The grant size is £300.