The Rayne Foundation makes grants to charitable and not-for-profit organisations across the UK tackling a variety of social issues. As an independent funder, an important part of its role is to support work which is untried, tests new approaches but has clear objectives. It favours work which could change the way issues are tackled in society and which could have lessons for others beyond the funded organisation. It will consider applications in the fields of arts,health and wellbeing, education in its widest sense, and those that cover social issues. Its focus is to connect communities, building bridges between marginalised groups and mainstream society, and to enable individuals toreach their full potential. Within these broad criteria, it has 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

The Foundation particularly welcomes applications addressing these issues but will consider applications in other subjects which meet its broader criteria. It prefers to fund alongside others as it is unlikely to be able to fund your project in full. It will also consider the size of your request relative to your overall turnover. Small, newer organisations in particular are unlikely to receive a larger grant if that would equate to more than 10% of total income, unless it is towards an organisations first paid post.

Applications may be submitted at any time

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