Who We DON’T Fund


The Foundation will not generally fund work relating to certain particular beneficiaries or activities.

Please check the list below to make sure you don’t fall into one of the excluded categories.

Please check carefully that your work does not come within this Exclusions list.

We do NOT fund:

  • Alcohol or drug misuse
  • Animal welfare or animal rights
  • Annual or one-off events or festivals
  • Capital grants
  • Children and young people (within our six beneficiary group programmes we only fund adults. See the Young People’s Programme for details on what it covers)
  • Endowments or contributions to other grant-making bodies
  • General arts or cultural or language projects
  • General health or healthcare
  • Holidays or holiday play-schemes or day-trips
  • Individuals
  • Medical research
  • Museums or galleries
  • One-to-one counselling or therapy

We do NOT fund:

  • Overseas travel
  • Particular medical illness or conditions
  • Physical or learning disability
  • Private and/or mainstream education
  • Property purchase, building or refurbishment
  • Publications
  • Restoration or conservation of historic buildings or sites
  • Single nationality community groups; or organisations that work to support one single nationality only
  • Sports and recreation
  • University or post-graduate education
  • Vehicle purchase
  • Work which Trustees believe is rightly the responsibility of the state
  • Work which will already have taken place before a grant is agreed
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