The Rayne Foundation helps and encourages inspiring individuals and organisations who can help build bridges within our complex world.
The foundation aims to enlarge sympathies through increasing tolerance and understanding, to reduce exclusion and conflict, to bring people together for the good of society, and ultimately to help create a more comprehending and cohesive world.
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 their role is to support work which is untried and which may have uncertain outcomes but which has clear objectives. They favour work which could change the way that they tackle issues in society and which could have lessons for others beyond the funded organisation.
The overall theme underpinning the work is bridge building that connects people and communities. The fundings is interested in the arts, health and wellbeing, education – in its widest sense, and social issues. They also have a number of areas of special interest.
The grants typically fall in the range of £8,000 to £25,000 per annum for up to three years, with the average grant being between £15,000 and £20,000 in total.
The Rayne Foundation receives many more applications than they can fund and for this reason have a two-stage application process to reduce the time and effort you spend making your application.