The Rayne Foundation is a charity which makes grants to charities and organisations in order to ‘understand and engage with the needs of UK society, and to find ways and means to help address those needs’. Funding can be obtained for salaries and project costs, running costs and capital costs of building and equipment, and there is no set limit for the amount of funding you can ask for, however the average grant is around £15,000.
The Foundation is interested in four different sectors, which are:
- Health and Medicine
- Social Welfare and Development
The Rayne Foundation has a highly flexible approach to grant funding, and supports projects that are innovative, are of direct benefit to vulnerable and disadvantaged people or communities and are hard to fund, amongst other aspects which can be found on their website. The Foundation also has a number of special interests it particularly welcomes applications for, such as Arts in Deprived Communities and Improved Quality of Life for Older People.
The application process has two stages, which first requires you to fill out a fairly straightforward application form which can be downloaded here. If you are successful in the first stage, the Foundation will ask for more detailed information. This could include a visit once all information has been received by the Foundation, and the trustees will then make a decision at their quarterly meetings.
More information on the Rayne Foundation, the types of projects they fund and further details on how to apply can be found on their website.