The Santander Foundation has changed its name to the Discovery Foundation. This is to reflect the importance of its new flagship community programme – the Discovery Project – within Santander UK.
The Discovery Foundation will provide grants for local projects that give disadvantaged people the confidence to discover and create new opportunities. The Foundation’s previous three grants schemes have been combined into a single new scheme called Discovery Grants making it simpler to apply for funding. Discovery Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK Registered Charities, Community Interest Companies and Credit Unions to fund local projects helping disadvantaged people. Funding is available to cover part time salaries, equipment or materials but is for one year and must deliver a local project, not a national initiative. Applicants need to complete a Discovery Grant nomination form which is available in all Santander branches.
There are no closing dates and grants are made every month.