How to Apply

How to Apply

Please read the Guidelines and Privacy Statement carefully before deciding whether to approach The Foundations for funding.

UK Organisations

Our preference is to learn more about your request through an initial online enquiry process. Please select the link below to access our online enquiry process:

Non-UK Organisations

Please download our enquiry form here, complete and return by email to foundation@fil.com

Should you require additional clarification regarding our grant-making criteria or process prior to submitting an enquiry you may contact us by telephone on +44 (0) 173 277 7364.

Application Process

We will aim to acknowledge your enquiry within 1-2 weeks of receiving it.

There are no deadlines for submitting enquiries. The Foundation reviews enquiries on a year-round, rolling basis. Due to the volume of requests and the diligence of our full review process, grant decisions can take time. We suggest that applicants factor six months into their overall funding and project plans.

Typically the initial review process will take between 6-8 weeks. You should expect to hear from us within that time to advise whether you will be invited to proceed with a full application.

If you are invited to submit a full application, Foundation staff will request additional information and possibly a site visit to better familiarise themselves with the organisation, its management team and the project proposal.

Upon completion of a proposal review, a Grant Manager develops a funding recommendation which is reviewed with the Foundation’s Trustees. You will then be notified as to whether or not your funding request has been successful.