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How to apply

Prospective applicants are advised, in the first instance, to provide a brief outline of the project for which funding is sought by completing a short enquiry form. Please note only projects taking place in the North West of England will be considered.

If an application falls outside the Foundation’s scope, a reply to that effect will be sent. If the application is to proceed an application pack will be sent in time for consideration at the next available meeting. Applicants will be advised of the outcome very shortly after the Advisory Council has met, usually within five working days.

Our funding criteria

The Advisory Council interprets the guidelines in a flexible way, realising that it cannot hope to achieve a true balance across all areas of activity or geographic area. It does, however, examine the context of each application and tries to make grants in areas where the benefit will be most widely felt.

It is our preference to fund organisations with charitable status but we occasionally consider applications from not-for-profit organisations.

We accept applications within the North West, UK. Areas including, Cheshire Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and Cumbria.

It may help you to take a look at past projects that have been successful in obtaining grant from us. A list of grants we have awarded over the last two years are available to view here.

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Grant amounts

We expect applicants to demonstrate they are seeking funding from other sources. We will not be sole funders of any project and applicants should not expect 100% of funding unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Grant sums of £500 – £15,000 are available with our average grant currently standing at £3,000. Larger grants can be awarded if the project is felt to be particularly innovative and imaginative and have a strong artistic or scientific content.

Please note we have recently taken a decision not to accept any applications for large scale capital projects for the time being. When this position changes an announcement will be made on this page.

What we cannot fund

The Foundation will not provide salaries (except residencies) nor take on long-term revenue funding and, because funds are limited, the Foundation cannot support the following:

  • Individuals (for whatever reason)
  • Courses of study
  • Expeditions or travel abroad for whatever other reason
  • General appeals
  • Nor, in general, youth and community associations

Even if your application has met our funding criteria, a successful outcome can never be guaranteed simply because we receive more applications than our limited funds can accommodate. If your application has not been successful you can re-apply for funding for another project but we do like to leave 12 months between applications, successful or otherwise.

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Covid-19 Statement

The Granada Foundation trustees and Advisory Council recognise the devastating impact the current but necessary restrictions are having on the arts and science organisations in our region, many of whom we have supported for many years with grants large and small.

It is, therefore, with great reluctance that our trustees have taken the decision to cancel our meeting scheduled for Wednesday, 13th May 2020, and will not be able to consider any applications for the time being.

We will meet again to consider applications for funding as soon as it safe and practical to do so and an announcement will be made on this page when a date for the next round of applications is set but please note this will be some weeks away.

For those who intended to apply at our May meeting, please hold on to your application and do not send it to us at the moment.

If you have already received a grant for a project that has been affected/delayed by the outbreak please let us know. We will aim to be as flexible as possible to accommodate any new timescales/changes that are necessary.

For any further information please contact us at enquiries@granadafoundation.org

If you would like to apply please use our initial enquiry form below. If you are invited to proceed with a full application an application pack will be emailed to you. You will be expected to provide 11 hard copies of your application, together with an electronic copy of everything you send us.

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For further information on any aspect of our application process please contact our administrator:

Irene Langford
The Granada Foundation
PO Box 3430

Tel: 01244 661867
Mob: 07876 744 235
Email: enquiries@granadafoundation.org