DWF Foundation

Funding priority

The DWF Foundation supports registered charities with an impact in one or more of the following areas:

  • Homelessness
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Employability
  • Education

The Foundation gives grants to initiatives that develop and improve local communities by:

  • Tackling a specific community issue;
  • Helping voluntary and community groups become more effective and efficient;
  • Encouraging the involvement in the community of those too often excluded; and
  • Enabling young people to develop skills for the benefit of the community.

Deadlines

Apply anytime, but Grants Committee meets 3 times a year - check application guidelines for dates

Type of funder

Company

Who can apply

Registered charities only. They support the communities around their office locations.

In the UK, these are:
Belfast
Birmingham
Bristol
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Leeds
Liverpool
London
Manchester
Newcastle

They also have offices outside the UK.

Restrictions

The DWF Foundation will only fund charitable causes. They are not able to fund the following areas of work:
 Academic research
 Activities for which a statutory body is responsible
 Activity taking place in school time that is a statutory responsibility
 Animal welfare
 Evaluation which is not related to the funded work
 Every day running costs and core salaries
 General fundraising appeals
 Individuals
 Loans or business finance
 Other grant making bodies
 Professional fundraisers or bid writers
 Professional qualifications
 Recurrent funding
 Redundancy payments
 Religious and political causes
 Sponsorship/marketing appeals/fundraising costs
 Startup costs for new organisations
 The advancement of religion
 Universities/HE facilities
 Vehicles and minibuses
 Work that has already taken place

Funding Type

  1. One-off
  2. Project

Grant details

The Foundation does not have a minimum grant size but the majority of grants will fall under £5,000.

The DWF Foundation will not fund multi-year grants.

 

Size of grant

  1. Small (£1 - £10,000)

Application details

Complete online application form available on their website.

You'll need to include details of a referee. It helps if this is an employee at DWF law firm, but it's not essential.

If successful, you'll receive a response within one month of the Grant Committee meeting. If you're not successful, you probably won't hear back - allow four months from the date of application.

Consortium members funded in the past

No Member Groups have used this funding.

Contact Details

Address

Various around the UK

Various
United Kingdom

Search by filter

  • Size of grant you are looking for

  • Region of your work

  • Type of funding