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Our Grants Programme

The Racing Foundation offers three funding rounds a year and accepts applications organisations whose charitable projects directly benefit the horseracing and Thoroughbred breeding industry.

Three types of grants are offered:

Small Grants – of up to £20,000

Open Grants – from £20,000 upwards

Equine Science Research Grants

All applications are to be submitted via an online system and further information on what we do and don’t fund; what will be involved in the application process and what the deadline dates are, can be found below.

Other grant-making organisations

The Racing Foundation is aware of other grant-making organisations that have supported projects being delivered by charities for the benefit of the racing industry.

For further information and to seek advice regarding possible grant applications, please refer to the details provided below.

The Voice of Racing - The Sir Peter O'Sullevan Charitable Trust

One funding round per year - applications to be submitted by the last day of November for consideration by Trustees the following January.


Nigel Payne, Trustee

07768 025265/

The Alborada Trust

For applications please refer to the Trust’s website to complete an online eligibility questionnaire before receiving an application form.


Jeremy Richardson OBE, Secretary

Anne Duchess of Westminster’s Fund

A charitable fund which is administered and distributed by the Westminster Foundation. For further information on areas of support and how to apply, please refer to the above website.


Kate Williams, Charity Manager

The Childwick Trust

Applications accepted twice a year:

1st April – 30th April for consideration in July

1st October – 30th October for consideration in January


Kirsty Jones, Administrator

01727 844666/

The John Pearce Foundation

Established in 2018, the foundation’s initial focus is on funding charities that support current and former participants in horseracing and thoroughbred breeding that are in need. It also offers grants to equine welfare charities, including entities that concentrate on the care of retired or ill-treated horses.

If you require further information about the John Pearce Foundation, please email Please note that, due to administrative resource, unsolicited applications will not be acknowledged.

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