Thursday, 28 May 2015

February Foundation

The February Foundation provides grants for:
o The relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage,
o The advancement of education, and
o The advancement of the arts, culture, and heritage.
Its Trustees will consider grants for:
o Charities which are for the benefit of persons who are making an effort to improve their lives.
o Charities which are for the benefit of persons no longer physically or mentally able to help themselves.
o Charities which have a long-term beneficial impact on the future of individuals, groups of individuals, or organisations.
o Charities which protect the environment.
o Small or minority charities where small grants will have a significant impact.
o Companies where the acquisition of equity would be in line with the Trust's charitable objectives (this is elaborated in the Trust's investment policy which is periodically reviewed).
The average grant award tend to be around £5,000 for capital and core costs. During the financial year ending 28 February 2014 the Foundation’s awards totalled £1,450,464 (down from £1,955,095 in 2013).
The Foundation will NOT fund:
o Child care.
o Citizens’ Advice Bureaux.
o Community centres.
o Housing associations.
o Individuals.
o Medical research.
o Minibuses.
o NHS trusts.
o Non-departmental government bodies.
o Overseas projects.
o Scouts, Guides, Brownies, Cubs, and similar organisations.
o Single-faith organisations.
o Sports clubs, unless for the mentally or physically disabled.
o Village halls.
o Youth centres.
There is no formal application form. The Foundation prefers to be contacted electronically, and electronic applications will be processed quicker than hardcopy applications.
Applications may be made at any time.
The following information is required with all applications:
o Details and budget of the proposed project.
o How many people would benefit, and how those benefits might be measured (not just financially).
o What the estimated cost of raising funds for the project is.
o Full accounts for the most recent completed financial year and, if not contained in the accounts, what the organisation's total annual fundraising costs are.
Applicants should not send DVDs, CDs, glossy brochures or other additional information.
For further information about how to apply, visit the February Foundation website.
Contact details for the Foundation are:
Richard Pierce Saunderson
The February Foundation
Spring Cottage
Church Street
Suffolk IP21 5HT

(Source: GRIN)

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