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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.

What we don't fund

There are particular areas where we are either legally unable, or unwilling to fund activities. Where work falls into any of these categories organisations should not apply for funding:

  • Work that does not deliver benefits associated with the UK horseracing and Thoroughbred breeding industry.
  • Grants to individuals or to causes that will benefit one person.
  • Long-term grants towards staffing costs primarily associated with fundraising.
  • The promotion of religion.
  • Work that addresses gambling addiction (unless specifically focussed on participants within the horseracing and Thoroughbred breeding industry).
  • Retrospective funding, meaning support for work that has already taken place.
  • Work that does not have a charitable purpose.
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