The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation is one of the largest independent grant-makers in the UK.
In 2017 it allocated grants totalling £40.5 million towards a wide range of work within the arts, children and young people, the environment and social change.
The Foundation also makes a £45 million allocation to social investments for organisations with the aim of creating social impact.
Its objectives as a grant-maker and how it aims to achieve impact and effectiveness can be found in its 2015-19 Funding Strategy.
The Foundation’s website has a really useful page providing details of free or low cost advice, resources, training and consultancy available to charities, social enterprises and not-for-profits under the following headings:
- Evaluation, impact and learning
- Social Investment
- Social Enterprise
- Communication and campaigning
- Legal advice and support
- Diversity and equality
- Environment and Food sustainability
- How to. . .
- Sector supporters