Logo and Communications


Our funding should be acknowledged in any communications you produce about the work which Esmée Fairbairn is directly supporting, and appropriately elsewhere, for example in annual reports or brochures or if you have a funders 'page' on your website.

Announcing the funding

Please don’t publicly announce or publicise the funding until you have formally accepted the offer terms and conditions and have provided us with your Bacs details and supporting bank statement as requested in the offer letter.

We will publish your grant on our website when the first payment has been made. We publish social investments when terms have been agreed.

All funding will be listed in our Annual Report. We may also mention our support for your organisation in our publicity material.

Press releases

If you want to acknowledge our funding in a press release or any other type of media coverage, please send a copy of the draft press release before publication to Shemain Wahab, Communications and Learning Officer communications@esmeefairbairn.org.uk

You may use these standard paragraphs about the Foundation in the Notes to Editors:

“Esmée Fairbairn Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for people and communities throughout the UK both now and in the future. We do this by funding the charitable work of organisations who are building an inclusive, creative and sustainable society. 

The Foundation is one of the largest independent grant-makers in the UK. In 2019 we made grants of £36 million towards a wide range of work within the arts, children and young people, the environment and social change. We also have a £45 million allocation to social investments for organisations with the aim of creating social impact.



You may use our logo appropriately in communications about work we are directly supporting, but please check with us first before using it in a promotional capacity. 

The two logos in EPS format are suitable for printed materials as they can be increased to any size. Do not try to open them, just import them into the relevant document. The first version is colour and the second is black and white.

The TIFF and JPEG versions are for use on something you are producing yourself in Microsoft Word. Do not enlarge them as the image will distort.

  • TIFF
  • JPEG this will open in a new window. Right click on the logo and save picture.


We keep a library of images from the organisations we fund to use in our Annual Report, website and other materials and we’d love some photos of your work we have funded.  These might be photos you already have in your library - or ones that you might be taking over the coming months. 

When looking for pictures try to find images that capture the story of the project, work in progress or end product. We find it’s better to have people actually doing, making or acting out the project rather than a staged photograph.  It is preferable to receive electronic images as either jpeg or Tif format and ideally these should be A5 or bigger (the file should be no less than 2–3mb in size).  Please include credit information if required and confirmation that you are happy for us to use the photograph/s. Where children are featured we require confirmation that you have written parental permission to use the photos.


If the work we have funded involves a publication please keep your Grant or Social Investment Manager informed of the launch date. We sometimes link to publications on our website.

Contacting the Foundation

If you are a journalist and wish to speak about the work of the Foundation please call our Press Office: 0330 6600256.

Any questions relating to communications should be directed to Shemain Wahab Communications and Learning Officer on 020 7812 3712 or email communications@esmeefairbairn.org.uk