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 the Rayne Foundation’s role is to support work which is untried, tests new approaches but has clear objectives. They favour work which could change the way issues are tackled in our society and which could have lessons for others beyond the funded organisation.

They receive 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.

  • The Rayne Foundation will consider applications in the fields of arts, health and wellbeing, education in its widest sense, and those that cover social issues. Our focus is to connect communities, building bridges between marginalised groups and mainstream society, and to enable individuals to reach their full potential. Within these broad criteria, they have a number of areas of special interest:
  • Young people’s improved mental health;
  • Arts as a tool to achieve social change;
  • Improved quality of life for carers and for older people.
  • We particularly welcome applications addressing these issues but will consider applications in other subjects which meet our broader criteria.

Guidelines and application here