New Grants Strategy Coming

From 1 April 2018 Foundation North will have a new grants strategy. Here you will find an outline of the key dates in this process. Keep checking back on our website for updates.

From 1 April 2018

Foundation North will have a new grants strategy which is designed to be more flexible and responsive to your needs. We want to make it easier for you to get the support you need from us.

The Foundation’s existing grants framework will change in the following ways: 

  • No closing dates – put in your applications when you’re ready
  • We are moving towards a new set of outcomes and priorities to guide our grantmaking, and away from the People, Places & Participation categorisation.

January 2018

We will support you through the process of change.

  • We are still finalising details but we will provide full information in late January 2018 – check on our website
  • Our grants advisors can help if you have funding questions – call us on 0800 272 878


Already applied for funding in 2017?

Don’t worry - your application will be assessed and processed in the normal way and we’ll be in touch if we require any further information from you.

Currently working on an application for funding?

If you can wait, we recommend you make your 2018 application from mid-March. This will help you ensure your application aligns with the outcomes and priorities of our new grants strategy. 

Make a note to check back on our website in late January 2018 for more information. If you have queries, or you need to apply for funding sooner, we recommend that you talk to us. 

If you are planning on applying for funding later in 2018
You have a bit of time up your sleeve - our website will contain full information on the new strategy from late January 2018. We recommend you use this time to think about your funding proposal and consider how it might align with the outcomes and priorities in our new grants strategy.

5 March 2018


From 5 March 2018, all applications will be submitted and processed in a new online hub on our website (powered by Fluxx – the same system in use by DIA for COGS, Lottery and Ethnic Community Development Fund). 

We will provide details on this nearer the time.

All grants, payments, reports and communications with grantees will be handled within the new hub. Current and previous grants records and documentation will automatically transfer from the existing system to the new hub.

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