Access Options
Aldeburgh Music - towards converting redundant buildings at Snape Maltings into new studio and rehearsal centre, in particular The Foyle StudioOpera North and Leeds Grand Theatre Development Trust - towards the restoration of the Assembly Rooms, part of Leeds Grand Theatre renovation, creating an improved base for Opera NorthBowes Museum - towards the towards the renovation and development programme, including the English Decorative Art Gallery, three picture galleries plus temporary exhibition spaces
Aldeburgh Music Photo by Philip Vile, Opera North Photo by Richard Moran


Please note that competition is intense; we receive many more applications than we are able to fund.  The Foundation only supports charities (and state schools) and is not able to support individuals.


Applicants wishing to submit a request for funding should download and read the appropriate guidelines and application form (links on the left-hand side of this page) before completing and posting the signed form together with the supporting information to:

Chief Executive
The Foyle Foundation
Rugby Chambers
2 Rugby Street
London WC1N 3QU

Applications are acknowledged by email or by post within two weeks of receipt.  If you do not receive this acknowledgement, please contact the Foundation to confirm safe receipt of your request.


Applications need to be submitted online.  Further information can be found on the Foyle School Library Scheme page or by downloading the guidelines (links on the left-hand side of this page). 

Please note that old style paper applications to the Foyle School Library Scheme will not be accepted after 31st December 2018.


Applications are accepted all year round; we have no deadlines.  Except for capital projects, it may take up to four months, occasionally longer, to receive a decision from the Trustees.  Please apply well in advance of your funding requirements. 

For capital projects seeking more than £75,000 the Foundation will only consider these twice per year in the Spring and Autumn.  Therefore it could be six months or more before we take a decision on your project.

If you have any queries please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us on:

Phone: 020 7430 9119

Email: (Main Grants Scheme)
     (School Library Scheme)
     (Small Grants Scheme)


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