Thank you for your interest in The Rank Foundation. Our funding streams are only for the benefit of UK residents in UK communities. We do not accept overseas applications.

Our executive directors are active in identifying initiatives to support our focus areas and the majority of funds available for major grants are already committed through our proactive programme. However, we continue to run a small grants programme for unsolicited appeals – further details of this are given below.


This is our small funding stream for only UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for projects where the total cost is less than £1million. If you are raising money for a particular project for which the mainstay is capital costs (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short term activity (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) and have already raised a third of the total costs, you may be eligible for this.

We are currently accepting applications for our January 2018 trustees’ meeting.

Please note:

  • We do not accept overseas applications.
  • We do not fund running costs or salaries through our Small Appeals programme.
  • If you are looking for funding for a particular individual please use the Turn2Us website (please note that this is an external website, which has no connection to The Rank Foundation). Please note that we cannot accept applications from hospices, as this work is covered by our annual grant to Hospice UK – if you would like to apply to them, please do so directly.
  • Please also read our grants eligibility page.

How to apply

  • We can only accept applications from charities with an annual income of less than £500,000. This fund is focused on smaller charities that may not be covered by our larger programmes.
  • Please ensure that you have raised one third of your total costs before making an application. If you have raised less than this, we will not be able to consider your application.

Please visit our Pebbles eligibility page here to ensure you are able to apply.

Capital Costs Application Form

Short Breaks form