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Santander Foundation

Summary: The Santander Foundation has two grants programmes to help disadvantaged people in the UK


About Santander Foundation

Community Plus provides grants of up to £5,000. The scheme is open to small local UK charities or local projects of national charities with funding available to cover salaries, equipment or materials.

Learn & Grow offers grants of up to £10,000 to fund activities which help disadvantaged people to improve skills, build confidence or employability.

You are welcome to apply to both grants programmes, but a grant from one programme will prevent you from getting a grant from the other.

Criteria/Applicant Eligibility

  • Charitable status
  • Funding is for whole of the project and not a contribution towards a larger project

Examples of Previously Funded Projects

  • Tangible items - equipment, training materials
  • Project costs for sessional workers, room hire etc
  • Revenue and capital can be applied for

Application Process

  • Write a letter, 2-3 sides of A4 in length on headed notepaper of your charity
  • Post the letter along with a grant application cover sheet
  • Include the answer to 8 questions in your letter including project description, why the grant is needed and the difference it will make
  • It must be a posted letter, on-line or email applications are not accepted.


  • Rolling programme without deadlines.
  • You will be notified within 6 weeks if your application has been successful.
  • Unsuccessful applications will not be notified.

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