This fund has been set up by the Emergence Foundation in order to support small organisations and individuals to further the Foundation’s objectives. We anticipate distributing small grants in six rounds between 2018 and 2022. On these pages you will find all the information you need to apply for a grant.

Funding Objectives

Emergence Foundation wishes to support those whose creative passion and purpose is to give something of themselves in order to make the world a better place. The aims & intended outcomes of our funding are intentionally broad to allow for the many different ways this depth of purpose might be expressed, but in general we are awarding grants to projects that we think are aligned in some way with the purpose and objects of our charity.

Application Process

Our grant application process is divided into two phases: the expression of interest phase and the full application phase. The criteria we use to determine eligibility and the process & timeline we use to select projects for funding are outlined in detail in the pages that follow.

Grant Application Limit

The amounts of funding you can apply for each year are set out below:

Minimum grantMaximum grant
Individuals£1,000 / pa£10,000 / pa
Organisations / start-ups£5,000 / pa£25,000 / pa

Upcoming Deadlines

Autumn 2020 / Round 5
EOI openFriday 4th September
EOI closeFriday 18th September, 24:00
Full ApplicationsFriday 16th October, 24:00
Spring 2021 / Round 6
EOI openFriday 26th February
EOI closeFriday 12th March, 24:00
Full ApplicationsFriday 9th April 24:00

These dates are subject to review due to changing COVID-19 circumstances. Dates for Round 5 will be confirmed by mid-August 2020, which might affect Round 6 as well.

Support

If you don’t find the answers you need in this section, our Grant Assessment Team is happy to assist.