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Bombastic - towards 'The Argonauts' project,10 weeks of residencies for children aged 7 to 9 yearsNational Theatre Studio re-opened in November 2007 following a 15-month redevelopment by architects Haworth Tompkinsss Great Britain - towards the Mezzanine Reading Room within the new Brunel Institute housing the Trust's extensive maritime collection and education space
National Theatre Studio - Photo by Philip Vile, ss Great Britain Trust � Mandy Reynolds

Welcome to The Foyle Foundation Website

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - 23 MARCH 2020 (This is subject to change)

The Trustees of the Foyle Foundation are keeping our grantmaking under constant review given the constantly changing and fast moving coronavirus situation. 


Foyle School Library Scheme - Due to current schools closures in response to the coronavirus situation we are suspending the Foyle School Library Scheme until further notice. 

Main Grants Scheme and Small Grants Scheme  - We are suspending our grantmaking temporarily in order to introduce a new two stage application process.

Major Capital Requests (over £75,000) - We are suspending the major capital scheme for the time being until the coronavirus situation is resolved. 


We are reviewing applications already submitted to the Foundation and will be contacting applicants in due course if and when required. 


For current grant recipients please email us to let us know the impact of the coronavirus situation related to projects funded by The Foyle Foundation. 

We are experiencing a high volume of emails in relation to this and it may take a few days for us to respond. 

Please refer to our website for the latest updates on our grantmaking which is currently under review. 


The Foyle Foundation is an independent grantmaking trust that distributes grants to UK charities. The Foundation does not support applications from individuals.

We welcome applications from across the country and encourage applications from all areas outside London and the South East.  

Since it became operational in November 2001, The Foundation has disbursed £108.8M in grants (up to 31st December 2019).

The Foundation supports charities in three main areas: