Process

How to Apply (UK)
The Rayne Foundation makes grants to charitable and not-for-profit organisations across the UK tackling a variety of issues.

Process

We have a two-stage application process which we hope will reduce the time and effort you spend on making your request to us. You can apply at any time and can normally expect to receive a decision from us within 3-4 months although it is a good idea to allow six months for a decision.

Stage One

At Stage One we will ask you to provide a short outline application. We use the Stage One to make an initial assessment about a) the quality of your proposal and b) whether there is a good match between your objectives and those of The Rayne Foundation. Please bear these factors in mind when you answer the Stage One questions.

Please submit your application to applications@raynefoundation.org.uk. The signed application cover sheet can be scanned and sent in PDF format. Please send all other attachments in Word or Excel format wherever possible. Once submitted, you should receive an automatic email acknowledgement (do check your junk mail folders).

Please understand that your proposal may be turned down even if your work is important and interesting. We receive many more applications than we can support and many do not make it beyond Stage One.

Stage Two

Stage Two provides an opportunity to provide a more fully developed and formal proposal. If you are invited to make a Stage Two application and answer additional questions, we will give you one month to respond. We will also give you a date by which you can expect a final decision from us. If you need longer to complete your Stage Two, please contact our Grants Administrator, Morin Carew, on 020 7487 9656 or mcarew@raynefoundation.org.uk. We can normally accommodate these requests but depending on the timing it may affect the final decision date.

Again, please submit your Stage Two in Word format by email to applications@raynefoundation.org.uk – you will receive another email acknowledgement.

Once we have received your Stage Two application, we look much more closely at your proposal and your organisation. If we are considering bringing this to Trustees, we might ask to come and visit your Chief Executive, a Trustee, other key staff and, if appropriate, one of your service users. We will also follow up references.

Trustees meet approximately every quarter and you will be informed of their decision as soon as possible.

We hope this will help you consider whether your work is a good fit with the objectives of The Rayne Foundation. If you have further questions, please telephone our Grants Team for further advice on 020 7487 9656.