supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
The Rayne Foundation grants (Arts, health, wellbeing, and education)
The Rayne Foundation makes grants to charitable and not-for-profit organisations across the UK tackling a variety of issues. It favours work which could change the way issues are tackled in our society and which could have lessons for others beyond the funded organisation. The Foundation consider applications in the fields of arts, health and wellbeing, education in its widest sense, and those that cover social issues.
The focus is to connect communities, building bridges between marginalised groups and mainstream society, and to enable individuals to reach their full potential.
In addition, areas of special interest are:
Young people’s improved mental health.
Arts as a tool to achieve social change.
Improved quality of life for carers and for older people.
Who can apply?
It funds charitable and not-for-profit organisations and target funding towards issues and organisations which do not enjoy widespread public support. Large, national organisations or ‘household name charities’ are unlikely to receive a grant unless they are the only organisation in a position to tackle a particular problem.
When to apply?
You can apply at any time and can normally expect to receive a decision within 3-4 months, although they recommend allowing six months for a decision.
How to apply?
There is a two-stage application process. At Stage One, you will be asked to provide a short outline application. If invited, Stage Two provides an opportunity to provide a more fully developed and formal proposal. Stage One application forms can be downloaded from the funder website.