1. Eligibility quiz
Take the quiz to find out if your organisation is eligible for Esmée support.
It also asks how much funding you are looking for, and takes you through what we do and do not support.Take the quiz
3. Expression of Interest
When you are ready to tell us about your work, you can submit an expression of interest through our website. This is in two parts.
First, some details of your organisation including: charity or company number; total income for the last financial year; number of trustees and non-executive directors; and date established.
Second, we want to know more about what you’re aiming to achieve and how you will make it happen with Esmée funding by answering two questions:
- What work would you like Esmée to support? (100 words)
- How is your organisation well placed to deliver this change? (100 words)
Your answers to both questions are meant to be short. In addition to these, we will also be using your organisation details and the information on your website to judge whether your work is a potential match for our aims.
We will get back to you within four weeks.
(Please note, that we have extended our response time from two weeks to four weeks due to the pandemic's impact on the team's capacity. We will be reviewing this again in September 2021).SUBMIT AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Q&A on Esmée's new strategy and how we make decisions
Watch our webinar on our new strategy and how we make decisions. The Esmée Team also share more detail around our impact goals and priorities under each aim.Find out more
Frequently asked questions and answers about the foundation, our funding and applicationsFind out more
Exclusions: what we don't support
Unfortunately, we can't support all the work that fits our funding priorities. On this page, we list our general exclusions.Find out more
Why we turn things down
We hope it's helpful to share feedback on the reasons applications are not successful.Find out more
Other sources of funding help
Information on other funding sources including a comprehensive guide to fundraising for small organisations.Find out more
We publish all our grants and social investments on 360Giving, an initiative that aims to help UK funders share their data in an open and standard format online.Find out more