The Santander Foundation has three grants programmes to help disadvantaged people in the UK:
Areas of low cultural engagement
The Barrack Charitable Trust awards grants of varying amounts, but usually between £500 and £5,000. Among the aims they support is the advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science. Applications may be submitted anytime and are considered quarterly.
The purpose for which the Trust is established (”the Trust Purposes”) are as follows:
The Trust is active in raising the profile of women composers by funding people who promote their music to the widest possible circle. It supports people giving concerts, making recordings, radio or television programmes, or publishing music and books in ways that significantly bring attention to this repertoire.
This could include composers like Amy Beach, Mary Carr Moor and Gena Branscombe from this 1932 photo of the Washington National League of American Pen Women. The Trust's purpose is to widen the circle of people hearing women's music, and to fuel interest in it.
The Tudor Trust is an independent grant-making charitable trust which supports organisations working in any part of the UK. They fund a wide range of people and organisations working to build stronger communities. They don’t have specific funding programmes designed to advance a particular agenda as they think that the groups we support are best placed to identify problems and develop solutions.
The Idlewild Trust is a grant making trust that supports registered charities concerned with the encouragement of the performing and fine arts and crafts, the advancement of education within the arts and the preservation for the benefit of the public of lands, buildings and other objects of beauty or historic interest in the UK. The Trust awards around £120,000 each year in grants and considers making grants of up to £5,000.
This is a fast track application process for small one-off grants. The value of the grant awarded could be up to a maximum of £3,000, however the average level of grant is £500 - £1,500. A decision should be made within 6 weeks of receiving your application.
Their current areas of priority are Education, Disability, Children & Young People and the Relief of Need. They will also prioritise those charities working for the benefit of people in Greater London.
Through its Small Grants Programme, grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available to smaller charities in the UK (those with an annual turnover of under £100,000), especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Applicants will need to demonstrate that the grant will make a significant difference to their work.
Please note that demonstrating ongoing sustainability is also important, particularly if you have recently lost local authority or other regular funding. No multi-year funding awards will be made.
The foundation offers grants to CIOs and charities in areas including the arts, supporting a wide range of charitable activities, aiming to be responsive where the need is greatest.
The common themes of charities and projects offered funding are charities that demonstrate quality and excellence with projects that have clear outcomes and benefits, sound leadership and sensible business plans. Grants are not awarded for one-off events (e.g. festivals).
The Wingate Foundation grant scheme is intended to support organisations that provide education, resources or performance opportunities to musicians. The scheme aims to fund projects that have a large potential for success beyond the funding period.
Eligible expenditure includes:
- Master Classes
- Performances and events
- Eligible ongoing expenses or capital development projects
Community Chest is the council's small grant scheme. Grants of between £100 and £2,500 are available for small, volunteer led community groups.
Community and voluntary organisations with an annual income of less than £250,000 supporting Southampton city residents are eligible to apply. Organisations with an annual income of less than £50,000 have priority.
Applicants must demonstrate that members/attendees make contributions towards the group/project unless there are exceptional circumstances not to do so.