Grantmaking UK

  • The Rayne Foundation funds work in the UK only. If you are seeking funding for work in Israel please go to Grantmaking (Israel).

The Rayne Foundation makes grants to charitable and not-for-profit organisations across the UK tackling a variety of issues.

As an independent funder, an important part of our role is to support work which is untried and which may have uncertain outcomes but which has clear objectives. We favour work which could change the way that we tackle issues in society and which could have lessons for others beyond the funded organisation.

The overall theme underpinning our work is bridge building that connects people and communities. We are interested in the arts, health and wellbeing, education – in its widest sense, and social issues. We also have a number of areas of special interest.

We receive many more applications than we can fund and for this reason have a two-stage application process to reduce the time and effort you spend making your application.

It may help to look at examples of recent grants before you apply.

In the year to 30 November 2016:

513 applications were received
57 awards were made, totalling £1,695,700
The average award was £29,749
The maximum grant was £100,000 over 1 year