For the Small Grants and Open Grants Programmes, the Racing Foundation accepts and considers applications for funding three times a year. Grant applications must be received before the stated deadlines, otherwise the application will be carried forward to the next funding round. For information on deadlines for the next funding rounds please see below.
Please note that the Foundation is unable to enter into any correspondence with charities seeking to appeal against a decision to reject a funding application.
submitting first stage application
submitting second stage application
|Trustees meet to
Friday 26th February
Thursday 8th April
|2nd round, 2021||Tuesday 4th May||Friday 18th June||
|3rd round, 2021||Friday 9th September||Friday 15th October||
Wednesday 24th November
Changes to the online application form
If you have applied to the Racing Foundation, before, please note that the online application form has been updated and a number of new questions have been added. Following a review of our grant-making activity during 2012-2017 we have implemented a new strategy for 2018-2020 (further information available here>>) which has led to a specific focus on outcomes and impact. As a result there are a number of questions that have been added to the online form that will enable us to better evaluate the projects we support and to measure the impact of our funding. A full list of questions can be downloaded at the beginning of the online process.
Please also note the following updates:
An applicant's governance structure, staff development policies and alignment with industry strategies may be considered as part of the assessment process.
An applicant may now be asked to provide a business plan and fundraising strategy - both for the project for which they are seeking funding and also for the charity as a whole.
The Racing Foundation reserves the right to conduct an independent evaluation of projects, at any stage, to assess progress and outcomes. Any concerns regarding performance of a project may result in partial repayment of a grant and/or multi-year pledges being deferred or withdrawn.
Please note: to process and manage a grant application, the Racing Foundation will require the name, email address and work telephone number of a representative of each charity to act as a main point of contact. We have produced a Privacy and Data Protection Policy for grant applications that outlines how this personal data will be stored and used. Before registering your application or supplying any personal details you will be asked to read this Privacy and Data Protection Policy and agree to its terms.
To see a full copy of the Grant Applications Privacy and Data Protection Policy please click here>.
Before submitting an application please read our guidance notes by clicking here>.
If you would now like to go ahead with an application, please click on the link below.