Organisations (preferably with charitable status) based in the north-west of England are invited to submit imaginative proposals for projects that encourage and promote the study, practice and appreciation of science and the arts. Awards of usually £500 to £15,000 are made 3 times a year (with the average award being around £3,000) to support a wide range of activities that have in the past included capital costs for buildings, work in schools and support for outreach projects.
The aim of the Granada Foundation is to make the north-west of England region (including Cheshire Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and Cumbria) a richer and more attractive place in which to live and work. Currently, applications for capital and revenue costs from projects that will engage and inspire people of all ages to take an interest in science are particularly welcome.
The Foundation is not currently accepting applications for large scale capital projects.
Awards are unlikely to cover 100% of project costs. Previous awards have been made to support a wide range of projects and have included, for example:
- The Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Network (STEMNET) received a grant of £4,000 to purchase STEM Club boxes for use in after school science clubs across the region.
- Contact Theatre received £60,000 over three years to support the redevelopment of the theatre.
- Blackburn Cathedral Trust received £2,000 for a Music Outreach project.
Preference is given to new projects, festivals and other annual events are supported but there is no guarantee of year on year support.
If you would like to apply please email brief details in the first instance to firstname.lastname@example.org If the project meets the funding criteria a full application pack will be sent by email.
The next closing date for applications is the 30th October 2019.