At this time, please contact the Foundation using email rather than our PO Box address, if you are able. We are still accepting applications.
THE SYDER FOUNDATION
UK Charity No. 1119373
THE SYDER FOUNDATION IS A FAMILY FOUNDATION BASED IN BERKSHIRE, UK.
The Foundation awards grants annually to registered charities working across a wide variety of charitable purposes.
Please note, the Trustees prefer to proactively identify projects of interest. However, you can get in touch for an initial discussion if you would like to alert the Foundation to a project which fits the criteria below. (There is no need to send a formal 'application').
The Foundation aims to award around eight grants per year, with a focus on regional charities located in Berkshire and the surrounding counties. Total large grants awarded annually will be between £300,000-400,000 with each grant at around the £50,000 level.
Capital projects are preferred. Programmes and other projects may be considered in exceptional cases.
The Foundation sets aside around £100k per year from which small awards may be made, with a focus on regional charities located in Berkshire and specific surrounding counties (see below).
Should you have a project to bring to the Foundation's attention, applications may be submitted via email (postal applications are accepted if you are unable to access email). Please note that requests for general running costs / core costs (including salaries) are unlikely to be funded. Details on the format for applications are below: please read this web page carefully.
There are no application deadlines; applications are assessed regularly. There is no need to get in touch to ask for the next meeting date.
Applications are welcomed from Berkshire, Hampshire, and Wiltshire. Some Surrey, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire charities are also supported. National charities are unlikely to be funded.
Please allow 24 months before re-applying following an unsuccessful application. Successful recipients should wait 12 months before re-applying.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A SMALL GRANT
To apply to The Syder Foundation for a grant, please read the above guidance and if your charity is eligible, please apply, attaching your latest accounts. Applications should be no longer than two A4 pages. Other attachments will not be considered. Please ensure your application meets the criteria above and includes:
Your most recent year's income and expenditure
The cost of raising funds annually
The impact of your intended project.
Email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check the information on this page for your answer before submitting an enquiry.
(No correspondence can be entered into regarding the outcome of unsuccessful applications.)
The Syder Foundation
PO Box 6277, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 9PN, UK