Rothschild Foundation Impact Grant

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The Rothschild Foundation was established in 2010 and allocates £10 million in grant making annually. This sum is shared equally between the preservation of Waddesdon Manor, where the Foundation is based, and grants for wider public benefit.

Lord (Jacob) Rothschild is Chair of the Rothschild Foundation and has been involved extensively in public service and philanthropic support of the arts throughout his lifetime. The Foundation is managed by a board of Trustees, including other members of the Rothschild family, and is run by a small professional staff team. Inspired by Waddesdon’s cultural heritage, the landscaped gardens and farmland of the Waddesdon Estate along with the Rothschild family tradition of support for the local community, the Foundation focuses on policy areas in the arts, the environment and social welfare.

The Foundation’s grant-making within Buckinghamshire supports the local third sector through a small grants programme and strategic philanthropy through higher value grants. There is much connection between the two programmes which are informed by the Foundation’s commitment to work collaboratively to increase access to opportunity within Buckinghamshire.

For more information about the Rothschild Foundation please contact [email protected] 

National Lottery Heritage Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is the largest dedicated grant funder of the UK’s heritage. Locally connected and with UK-wide expertise, they work to enhance and champion the value of heritage for all. Since being established in 1994, they have awarded £8.6billion of National Lottery and other funding to more than 50,000 projects across the UK.

  • Distribute National Lottery grants from £3,000 to £5million and over, funding projects that sustain and transform the UK's heritage.
  • Distribute non-Lottery funding, including grant-in-aid/government funding and loans, to heritage organisations.
  • Provide leadership and support across the heritage sector, and advocate for the value of heritage.

Heritage can be anything from the past that you value and want to pass on to future generations. Understanding, valuing and sharing our heritage brings people together, inspires pride in communities and boosts investment in local economies. 

Heart of Bucks

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Heart of Bucks is the community foundation for Buckinghamshire; a funding organisation awarding grants and loans to local charities and community groups.

Community foundations are dedicated to improving the lives of people in a defined local geographical area. We bring together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective non-profits in their communities. One of the strengths of Heart of Bucks is our unique understanding of the needs of Buckinghamshire. Through research and outreach work we ensure that funding reaches those who need it most and can use it effectively.As one of the largest non-statutory funders in the county, together with our donors, we have supported more than 3,500 community organisations since our first grant payment in 2000. To date, we have distributed over £8.7m in grants and loans across Buckinghamshire.