The Rag doll Foundation is dedicated to supporting the creation, appreciation and awareness of imaginative and innovative work that reflects the world from a child’s point of view. Its primary purpose is to make grants for charitable purposes that:
- Demonstrate how the concerns of children can be heard
- Evidence the power of arts and creativity and their transformative power for children and young people
- Promote children’s development through their imaginative thinking
- Encourage innovative thinking and influence good practice elsewhere
- Ensure effective evaluation of projects to promote sharing and learning
- Applications are considered for both one-off short-term projects and for projects lasting up to three years.
- Applicants can apply for grants between £1,500 and £50,000.
- The higher level of funding is maximum available for multi-year grants; most of awards are between £5,000 and £20,000.
- Project duration up to 3 years
The Rag doll Foundation does not fund:
- Individuals, or proposals that only benefit one individual
- Organisations that do not have a formal constitution
- Organisations or activities that are for profit
- Proposals from organisations based outside of the UK
- Local authorities and other statutory bodies
- Formal education institutions (both state and private) as applicants, including ‘friends of’ school groups · Activity that is not legally charitable · General circulars or fundraising appeals
- Capital costs (including property, building renovations and equipment costs)
- Websites, apps, resources, publications or seminars, unless part of a wider proposal
- Academic research, scholarships, bursaries, or any kind of student fees
- Training courses or qualifications (including informal qualifications such as Arts Award or Duke of Edinburgh’s Award)
- Overseas travel or residential courses
- Organisational operational or staff costs (other than a small percentage)
- Regular, ongoing, continuing or core projects and programmes
- Retrospective funding: any costs incurred before they make funding decision
- Retrospective funding: funding for projects that have already started or are fully committed to at the time of making the application, OR projects that will begin or must be fully committed to before they make funding decision
- Projects which effectively replace school provision
- Projects which include competitions or prizes
- Projects which have largely therapeutic aims
- Projects that seek to promote religious views
- Animal welfare or medical research
- Re submissions of projects that have previously been unsuccessful in securing Ragdoll Foundation funding
- The Ragdoll Foundation accepts applications from not-for-profit organisations based in the UK. They will only fund work that is legally charitable. Organisations that are not registered charities will need to provide a copy of their constitution showing charitable or social purpose.
- As their focus is on funding work that actively involves children and young people all applicants must have a Safeguarding / Child Protection policy that is regularly reviewed, and be able to demonstrate that adequate processes are in place to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people.
For more information, visit http://www.ragdollfoundation.org.uk/portfolio/grant-giving