Standard Life Foundation offering £2m in grants for charities (application deadline 3 June 2019)

Independent charitable group the Standard Life Foundation is inviting proposals from organisations seeking funding for policy work, campaigning and research.

The Foundation aims to improve living standards by tackling financial problems in the following three programme areas:

o Income (wages, welfare benefits, pensions, and taxation);
o Spending (cost of living, consumer spending, gambling, borrowing and payment problems), and
o Assets (general saving, retirement saving, housing and taxation).

The Foundation is particularly interested in campaigns and policy work to ensure strategic change in the above areas for work that could make a real and lasting difference to the lives of people living on low to middle incomes in the UK.

This will be its second funding round of 2019 and will be the final call for applications for 2019.

There is no minimum or maximum size of grant, however most grants will range between £10,000 and £250,000, with the majority for between £50,000 to £150,000 in total. Few grants will be made for more than £150,000.

The Foundation has launched a new website and is “keen” to ensure the application process is as straightforward and accessible as possible. Funding guidelines have been developed to help applicants with their proposals.

Organisations have until Monday 3 June 2019 at 1pm to apply.

Further information is available on the Standard Life Foundation website.