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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

COVID-19 UPDATE – 15 July 2020

The Trustees of the Foundation are keeping its grant making policy under constant review in the light of social and economic developments in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our current policy is set out below.

Please refer to our website regularly as we expect to refine our approach, depending on the length and impact of the lockdown as they affect the sectors we support.

The Small Grants Scheme opened for new applications from 1 June 2020.  Please refer to the scheme Guidelines on the How To Apply page. 

The Main Grants Scheme opened for new applications from 15 July 2020.  Please refer to the scheme Guidelines on the How To Apply page.  Major Capital Requests will remain suspended in respect of new applications until 2021 when further guidelines will be issued.  

The Foyle School Library Scheme will remain suspended in respect of new Applications until the situation becomes clearer as to when and how schools will be allowed to re-open after September 2020.

All current grant recipients (to whom we had agreed to make grants before we suspended processing New Applications from 24 March 2020) will continue to be supported by the Foundation. We are talking to all such grantees, on a case by case basis. with a view to agreeing changes to the timing or delivery of their funded activities, which so far as possible respond to their circumstances post the impact of the pandemic.

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The Foyle Foundation

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: