The Foyle Foundation The Foyle Foundation is an independent grantmaking trust that distributes grants to UK charities. It supports the arts through two strands: 

Main Grants (£10,000–£50,000) – Larger charities working in arts and learning

Small Grants (£1,000–£10,000) – Smaller charities working at grassroots or local community level

Typical areas of support for Main Grants include:

  • Helping to make the arts more accessible by developing new audiences, supporting tours, festivals and arts educational projects;
  • Encouraging new work and supporting young and emerging artists;
  • Building projects that improve or re-equip existing arts venues (rather than construction of new facilities, although this will not be excluded);
  • Projects that encourage sustainability by reducing overheads or that help generate additional revenue.

Small Grants are awarded to a wide range of activities in any field.

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