The DWF Foundation supports registered charities with an impact in one or more of the following areas:
The Foundation gives grants to initiatives that develop and improve local communities by:
Apply anytime, but Grants Committee meets 3 times a year - check application guidelines for dates
Registered charities only. They support the communities around their office locations.
In the UK, these are:
They also have offices outside the UK.
The DWF Foundation will only fund charitable causes. They are not able to fund the following areas of work:
Activities for which a statutory body is responsible
Activity taking place in school time that is a statutory responsibility
Evaluation which is not related to the funded work
Every day running costs and core salaries
General fundraising appeals
Loans or business finance
Other grant making bodies
Professional fundraisers or bid writers
Religious and political causes
Sponsorship/marketing appeals/fundraising costs
Startup costs for new organisations
The advancement of religion
Vehicles and minibuses
Work that has already taken place
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.
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.
Various around the UK