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12 October 2020

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Launches New Strategy

Applications are now open for projects that improve the natural world, secure a fairer future, and strengthen the bonds in communities in the UK.

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has today launched a new strategy, announcing that it will focus on the following three interdependent aims:

  • Improving our natural world.
  • Tackling injustice to deliver a fairer future.
  • Nurturing creative, confident communities.

The Foundation is one of the largest independent grant-makers in the UK and in 2019 awarded a total of £36 million in grants towards a wide range of charitable projects. The new strategy is underpinned by the need to tackle structural inequality, racism and the causes and impacts of climate change. The Foundation will no longer fund projects outside of the new aims.

The Foundation will continue to award unrestricted core and project grants and has announced that under the new strategy it intends to provide larger and longer-term grants, as well as strategic support. This new approach will mean that the Foundation will be making fewer grants but will be giving more support to help grants achieve better, and more lasting, results.

New applications are accepted on a rolling basis starting from 7 October 2020.

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