Our Mission

Building bridges that connect people and communities

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We look for creative ways of tackling entrenched social issues through the arts, health, wellbeing, and education. We support projects that can be replicated and led by people with vision. We particularly welcome applications addressing our three areas of special interest below, within our broader criteria.

Young People's Mental Health

Arts as a Tool to Achieve Social Change

Improved Quality of Life for Carers and for Older People

History

The Rayne Foundation was endowed in 1962 by Lord Rayne, who chaired or was on the board of numerous arts, education, medical and social welfare organisations. These included The National Theatre, London Festival Ballet Trust, The South Bank Board, RADA, St Thomas' Hospital, Guys Hospital and King's College Hospital. In 1965, Lord Rayne founded The Rayne Trust to increase coexistence and to reduce conflict and exclusion. He created a property and investment business in the 1950s which evolved into London Merchant Securities plc and which he chaired until 2000.