Esmee Fairbairn

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 with the ideas and ability to achieve positive change.

The Foundation is one of the largest independent grant-makers in the UK.  We make grants of £30 – £35 million annually towards a wide range of work within the arts, education and learning, the environment and social change. We also operate a £21 million Finance Fund which invests in organisations that aim to deliver both a financial return and a social benefit.

Education programme
The Foundation’s Education programme covers two broad areas of interest: New approaches to education and Hard-to-reach learners. We look to support imaginative and flexible approaches to learning that are unlikely to be funded through statutory education sources. Where appropriate, we will support the costs of professional and curriculum development, research and evaluation.
There is full and extensive information about the grant programmes on the website including funding priorities, guidelines and how to apply.

No deadline

Contact details:
Esmée Fairbairn, Foundation, Kings Place, 90 York way, London, N1 9AG

T 020 7297 4700
F020 7297 4701

Suitable for
Charities or not for profit organisations