History of the Beaverbrook Foundation

Criteria for Grant Applications

The trustees wish to make a meaningful difference to a charity when they make grants. It has been proved repeatedly from the experience of making donations, that often the more significant grants are the small ones to small organisations that make a big difference.

Donations can be made for capital expenditure, i.e. to acquire or upgrade physical assets such as buildings, fixtures and fittings, machinery, furniture and other equipment; for revenue/running costs; and for special projects. The trustees will not normally consider grants to cover expenditure which has already been incurred or committed.

The trustees promote the concept of match funding, and may make a payment conditional upon the applicant obtaining the remaining funding from other sources.

The trustees are able to make grants to all faith organisations, and are not willing to discriminate against any charity due to its focus on race, nationality, sexual orientation or age.

Grants are made, at the discretion of the Trustees, for charitable purposes including those that would have reflected the interests of the first Lord Beaverbrook.

Grants can only be made to registered charities.