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Santander Discovery Grants

The Santander Foundation awards grants of up to £5,000 to help disadvantaged people make the most of their future.

Discovery Grants support projects that improve people’s knowledge, skills or which provide innovative solutions to overcome social challenges. We can only support projects which fulfil these goals and our three priority areas – Explorer, Transformer and Changemaker.

Our three priorities

Grants can be used to support one or more of our three priorities. 

What we can fund

Projects that are wholly charitable. They must specifically help disadvantaged people in the UK by improving knowledge, skills or providing innovative solutions. We aim to help as many organisations as possible so we don’t offer grants for longer than one year.

Funding is available:

Am I eligible to apply?

Grants are for UK registered charities, Community Interest Companies and credit unions with at least one year’s accounts. Applications can be made by customers, organisations and Santander staff at any time. This isn’t a voting system, so only one application is needed and there are no deadlines.

If your project has already benefited from a grant, you won’t be eligible to apply for another for at least a full year. For example, if you receive a grant anytime in 2017 then you’ll need to wait until January 2019 before applying again.

How do I apply?

Simply fill out the application form found in any local Santander branch and post it in the Discovery Grants post box at any branch.

How can I help my application succeed?

Explain clearly how your project improves people’s knowledge, skills and experience or overcomes social challenges in an innovative way.

If your application is successful, we’ll let you know within 6 weeks. We receive a high number of applications so aren’t able to contact unsuccessful applicants or offer individual feedback. If you haven’t heard from us within 6 weeks, unfortunately, that means you haven’t been successful.

What we can’t fund

Unfortunately there are some things that we can’t fund:

Please take a look at the FAQ section for more information and if you have any additional questions please e-mail grants@santander.co.uk

Please note, we only accept applications for Discovery Grants made via the application form. We are not able to respond to letters sent requesting donations or funding.

Find out more at: https://bit.ly/2IM8Ujd

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