Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK

Arts & Culture Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage

The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK awards grants typically between £1,000 and £5,000 to charities and some not-for-profit organisations. As a general rule, the Foundation provides grants to fund or part-fund the capital costs* of a new project. Applications involving innovative projects are particularly welcome.

Organisations working in the following categories are eligible to apply:

  1. Promotion and education of organic farming and non-domestic animal husbandry and veterinary science 
    a. A grant is awarded for capital costs only
    b. The applicant’s income is less than £1m
  2. Visual and performing arts
    The Foundation supports visual arts projects, theatres and theatre productions, and music, dance, ballet and opera in the following ways:
    a. A visual arts project must involve the organisation’s beneficiaries and a grant is awarded for capital costs only
    b. Theatres may request a grant for capital projects (which includes the costs of building works, and materials and equipment for workshops)
    c. Grants of £1,000 are given for the running costs of new theatre productions. Applications should focus on the subject matter of the play
  3. Medical research
    a. A grant will be awarded for running (revenue) costs and capital costs
    b. Research must not be statistical
    c. There are no income thresholds
  4. Relief of disability and severe illness
    a. A grant is awarded for capital costs only
    b. Except in the case of a hospice, income must be less than £500,000
  5. The preservation of buildings of architectural or historical significance
    a. A grant is awarded for capital costs only
    b. The building is owned or leased (for a term of 10 years+) to the applicant
    c. The project cost is less than £5m
    d. The applicant’s income is less than £2m
    e. The building is not used for religious or academic purposes
  6. The accommodation of those in need
    a. A grant will be awarded for capital costs only
    b. The applicant’s income is less than £3m

*Capital costs: land, property, building materials, other materials of a long term use or nature, machinery, IT hardware or software. It does not include staff costs, consultancy costs, administrative or governance costs and any indirect costs.

Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. The trustees meet four times a year and aim to consider 30 applications at each trustee meeting.

This fund is not managed by Funding for All. Please click ‘Find out more’ and contact the funder directly for more information.

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