Application Deadline: 04 February 2021
Grants are available for strategic work, including policy work, campaigning and research, which has the potential to improve ﬁnancial wellbeing at a national scale in the UK, especially for those on low-to-middle incomes.
There is no minimum or maximum size of grant, but typically grants range between £10,000 and £200,000, with most being between £30,000 and £120,000 in total.
The funding may be spread over one, two or three years, and sometimes shorter periods, for example six months.
The Foundation makes between 15 and 20 grants each year, awarding a total of over £2 million.
There are two application rounds each year, with deadlines in February and June.
There is a two-stage application process:
Initially, organisations submit an outline application via email. A template for this is available to download from the Foundation’s website.
Short-listed organisations are then asked to complete a full application, based on their original submission but with the opportunity to make further changes.
It usually takes around four to ﬁve months from the application deadline to receiving a decision from the Trustees. Applicants will ﬁnd out if they are shortlisted within two months of the application deadline.
Guidelines and the template for the outline application are available on the website of the Standard Life Foundation.
Further information and website details can be found here