Our Guidelines are designed to ensure that we only receive Grants applications
which are of the highest quality.
They are also here to save wasted time and effort
by applicants who are unlikely to be successful. Please study the guidelines
carefully to find out more about our potential for working together.
The Rayne Foundation provides grants to organisations working in four main sectors –
the arts, education, health and medicine, and social welfare. Within these sectors it has a rolling programme of
areas of special interest
The Foundation has a flexible approach in its support of innovative, high quality projects, but is particularly interested in those which are of direct benefit to vulnerable and disadvantaged people or communities.
It prefers projects which have potential for wider than just local application, those which are likely to encourage funding from or involvement of other organisations, and/or those which are hard to fund.
What the Foundation supports
The Foundation does not support applications
- Salaries and all types of project costs as well as a reasonable contribution to overhead costs
- ‘Seed corn’ projects which, if successful, are likely to attract other funding
- General running or core costs (normally for a maximum of three years)
- Capital costs of buildings and equipment
- From individuals
- From organisations working outside the UK
- For programmes which have already been completed
- For repayment of debts
- From organisations who have applied in the last 12 months
- For endowments
- Received in the form of general appeals
You may also wish to consult our Frequently Asked Questions