Please note that this list of criteria only apply to the programmes for which we welcome unsolicited applications. If you have been invited to apply, please discuss eligibility with the Executive who invited you to do so.
Please ensure you meet all the criteria before making an application.
UK registered charity
If you are applying for charitable status, please wait until you have your charity number before submitting an application.
Annual income of less than £500,000
These programmes are targeted at smaller charities, and therefore this income level has been set. This amount should match the figure on your latest accounts.
Funding to be spent in the UK only
The Rank Foundation is a charitable trust restricted to causes in the UK. We are therefore unable to consider any projects that take place outside the UK.
For the benefit of UK residents
The project must be for the benefit of UK residents, rather than visitors to the UK.
Inclusive use by the wider community
We will not support projects that are for the benefit of only one ethnic or religious group; facilities must be open to the wider community.
Areas supported if not supported elsewhere
We do not support causes supported elsewhere by the Rank Foundation. This includes hospices (regular grant to Help the Hospices), mainstream schools (Leadership Award), specific individuals (bursaries) and film-making (CTVC). We also do not support areas that are under the provision of state aid, such as medical requirements.
If you meet all of these criteria please do make an application using the relevant online application form. We look forward to receiving your application.