Apply for funding

Apply for funding

Applying for a grant

The St. James's Place Foundation is only able to consider applications from UK Registered Charities as well as Special Needs Schools in the UK.

We presently do not accept applications from CICs.

Geographical scope

We accept applications from national, regional and local charities operating in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Important note: we do not accept unsolicited applications from charities operating overseas.

Small Grants Programme

The Small Grants Programme is available to smaller UK Registered Charities working nationally, regionally or locally in the UK with an annual income of up to £1,000,000. The amount applied for should be up to a maximum of £10,000 in any two-year rolling period. If an applicant is unsuccessful then a period of twelve months must elapse before re-applying.

Themes, Criteria and Guidelines

Please read the following guidelines carefully, making sure that none of the exclusions apply to your charity or project:

If you believe that your application falls within the funding policy of the Foundation, you are welcome to apply.

Complete the respective online application form in full. Select the link of the theme which your organisation most closely matches, which will direct you to our online application:

Important notice for all returning applicants – if you have already started the process of completing an online application form please return to this form by visiting our grant application login page to continue the process (do not select the individual theme links shown above).

When to apply

There are no deadlines or closing dates. Small Grants are considered on receipt and in rotation.

The whole procedure can take between four to six months (sometimes longer if many applications are received) so it is advisable to apply in good time if funds are required for a certain date.

Assessment process

Each application is considered on its merits based on the information provided in the online application form and the due diligence carried out by the Foundation team.

We will acknowledge receipt of your application by email.

Applications for a Small Grant will normally receive a visit from a representative of the Foundation, who will subsequently report to the Trustees. Following the Trustees’ decision, successful applicants will be notified.

Reporting for successful applicants

We ask recipients of Small Grants to report their progress to us through their online Account. Any change in relevant circumstances must be reported.

For more information please contact the office:

St. James's Place Foundation
Telephone: 01285 878037 

Supporting Hospices

The Foundation is proud to support hospices in the United Kingdom. However, we do not currently invite applications from individual hospices. Instead we will be working with Hospice UK, the umbrella organisation supporting independent hospices in the UK, who will distributes funds to hospices on our behalf. Please visit the following site for updates on future grant programmes:

Major Grants Programme

The Foundation’s Major Grants Programme is currently closed.

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