What We Fund

Esmée By Numbers infographic

Introduction

During 2016 the Foundation allocated £49.1
million in funding towards a wide range of work.
The majority of our funding in 2016 was distributed
through grants and we also made a number of social
investments. We support work that focuses on the
Arts, Children and Young People, the Environment,
Food and Social Change.

Grants Made

Arts
Total 2016
79 – No. of
grants 2016
Social Change
Total 2016
133 – No. of
grants 2016
Environment
Total 2016
37 – No. of
grants 2016
Children &
Young People
Total 2016
45 – No. of
grants 2016
Food
Total 2016
21 – No. of
grants 2016

Grants made in Active Portolio

Arts
Total AP
283 – No. of
grants AP
Social
Change
Total AP
371 – No. of
grants AP
Children &
Young People
Total AP
161 – No. of
grants AP
Environment
Total AP
120 – No. of
grants AP
Food
Total AP
53 – No. of
grants AP

Social Investments

We provide social investment
in the form of different types
of repayable finance to charities
and other not-for-profit
organisations with the aim
of creating social impact.
Social Investment
(Drawn Down)

28 – No. of investments 2016
£25.6M – Total in AP
Social Investment
(Commited)

21 – No. of investments 2016
£34.4M – Total in AP

Other areas of Funding
Grants Plus

supporting 100+ organisations
with training and consultancy

Funding Total

Image Credit: Vincent Wildlife Trust, Terry Whittaker; Graeae Theatre Company, Patrick Baldwin

2016 Total Grants

Image Credit: Graeae Theatre, Becky Bailey; Talawa Theatre Company Limited, Lidia Crisafulli; The Shannon Trust

Accountability

No. of staff at Esmée
Staff Cost
Endowment total
Active grants &
Investments
Application process
No. of ineligible
applications
No. of applications
turned down
at first stage
No. of applications
turned down at
second stage
Approved
Grants by size
£0-£60,000
£60,001-
£150,000
£150,001-
£300,000
£301,000-
£1,000,000
£1,000,001+