The Rayne Foundation makes grants to charitable and not-for-profit organisations across the UK tackling a variety of issues. They favour work which could change the way issues are tackled in our society and which could have lessons for others beyond the funded organisation. They 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.
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Who can apply
They fund 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 they will ask you to provide a short outline application. Stage One application forms can be downloaded from the Foundation's website.If invited, Stage Two provides an opportunity to provide a more fully developed and formal proposal.
Arts & culture
Education & training
Health care & wellbeing
Social care & welfare
Mental health conditions
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