The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation looks to fund pioneering organisations in the UK that are working to influence policy, attitudes and values at a national or international level. These may be single issue groups working to achieve a particular change, or organisations with a broader remit. The Foundation gives particular consideration to small pioneering headquarters organisations.
Particular interests to the Foundation include:
- Peace and Sustainable Security: the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes.
- Environmental Sustainability: work that addresses the pressures and conditions that risk global environmental breakdown.
Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 per year, for up to three years, are available. The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation usually supports organisations for whom this would represent between 3% and 50% of their annual income (organisations with an annual income of between £10,000 and £500,000 approximately).
Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. Trustees meet twice a year in the spring and autumn. Upcoming deadlines for Trustees meetings are:
Autumn 2019: Friday 13 September 2019, midnight. A number of shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview by a panel of Trustees. These interviews will take place in London on 17 and 18 October 2019. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their applications by close of business on 2 December 2019.
Spring 2020: Friday 28 February 2020, midnight. A number of shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview by a panel of trustees. These interviews will take place in London and provisional dates for this are 1 and 2 April 2020 (subject to change). Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their applications by mid-May 2020.
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