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

Spring 2021 / Round 5
EOI openFriday 5th March 2021, midnight
EOI closeFriday 19th March 2021, midnight
Full Application closeSaturday 17th April 2021, midnight
Autumn 2021 / Round 6
EOI openSaturday 4th September
EOI closeSaturday 18th September 2021, midnight
Full Application closeSaturday 16th October 2021, midnight

Round 6 is currently planned to be the last Round of EF grant-giving and there will be a free webinar for everyone who is planning to apply on Saturday 14th August 2021.


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