A rolling grant scheme to support the cultural sectors work with children and young people
Open Grant Scheme:
The Ragdoll Foundations Open Grants scheme has been designed to
support the cultural sectors work with children and young people. Our
vision is to support projects where the concerns of childhood can be
heard. All applications are expected to contribute to the Ragdoll
Foundations primary purpose.
Our Open Grants scheme operates a rolling deadline; further information is in the guidance notes.
We are a small foundation and seek to keep our administrative costs
to a minimum and concentrate our resources on grant giving. We cannot
discuss prospective applications or give detailed pre-application
advice. The best way for us to understand what you are looking to
achieve with our funding is to read your first stage application.
Preference will be given to innovative projects that share the same
values of imagination and creativity as the Ragdoll Foundation. In
particular, those projects which have a deep commitment to listening to
children and allow the perceptions and feelings of children themselves
to be better understood.
We are mainly interested in applications that involve children during
their early years, but appropriate projects for older children (up to
18 years) will also be considered.
We welcome applications of up to £50k though the majority of grants
we make are likely to be in the region of £5k to £20k. Applications will
be considered for both one-off short-term projects and for projects
lasting up to three years.
Further information is in the Guidance document, which potential
applicants are advised to download and read before making an