Trusts & Foundations

Some £2 billion is distributed to charities in the UK each year through trusts and foundations. About 30% of this money is given to arts and recreation-based organisations (source: Association of Charitable Foundations), largely to one-off projects and initiatives which benefit socially disadvantaged and minority groups. Grant-making trusts and foundations adhere to the same laws as other UK charities and must be registered with the Charity Commission. The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) is the main starting point for any enquiry about applying for donations.

Below is a list of some major UK Trusts and Foundations involved in charitable donations to the arts. There are many others in existence, however – the Directory of Social Change is a good information source. There is also a helpful software programme called Funderfinder which helps individuals and organisations to identify charitable trusts in the UK.

Useful Contacts

Association of Charitable Foundations
2 Plough Yard
Shoreditch High Street
London
EC2A 3LP

Tel: 020 7422 8600
Fax: 020 7422 8606

Website: www.acf.org.uk

 

Paul Hamlyn Foundation
18 Queen Anne’s Gate
London
SW1H 9AA

Tel: 020 7227 3500
Fax: 020 7222 0601

Email: information@phf.org.uk
Website: www.phf.org.uk

 

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – UK Branch
98 Portland Square
London
W1B 1ET

Tel: 020 7636 5313
Fax: 020 7908 7580

Email: info@gulbenkian.org.uk
Website: www.gulbenkian.org.uk

 

Baring Foundation
60 London Wall
London
EC2M 5TQ

Tel: 020 7767 1348
Fax: 020 7767 7121

Email: baring.foundation@uk.ing.com
Website: www.baringfoundation.org.uk

 

Jerwood Charitable Foundation
22 Fitzroy Square
London
W1T 6EN

Email: info@jerwood.org
Website: www.jerwood.org/

 

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
11 Park Place
London
SW1A 1LP

Tel: 020 7812 3700
Fax: 020 7812 3701

Email: info@esmeefairbairn.org.uk
Website: www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk

 

Clore Duffield Foundation
Studio 3
Chelsea Manor Studios
Flood Street
London
SW3 5SR

Tel: 020 7351 6061
Fax: 020 7351 5308

Email: cloreduffield@aol.com
Website: www.cloreduffield.org.uk