This is our small funding stream for UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for projects where the total cost is less than £150,000. 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.

Please note our Pebble Grants are temporarily closed.

Please come back in early 2021.

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

This programme is targeted at smaller charities, and therefore this income level has been set. This amount should match the figure on your latest accounts.

Already raised a third of the total cost

The Trustees are only able to make a contribution to the project costs through this funding scheme. We therefore require that you have already raised a third of the total costs to ensure that the project will go ahead with our contribution.

Programme restricted to causes in the UK

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 Hospices UK), mainstream schools (School 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.

Please note: You may only apply for a Pebble Grant once every three years if you are successful, and once per year if you are unsuccessful. This should be counted as exactly one year or three years after your original application date.

Please note we award between £250 and £4,000, with the average grant being £1,000.
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