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What type of funding are you looking for? *


 
You chose Social Investment

(All questions are followed by an asterisk * because they're compulsory)
 
What level of investment are you looking for? *


 
The most common reason that applications are declined is that they do not fit our funding priorities within each sector. *

With which of Esmée Fairbairn’s sectors does your work fit most closely? (select one)

 
You chose: Arts

Please select which one of our funding priorities your work matches most closely: *

Our Arts priorities, and what we mean by them, are here: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/arts

 
You chose: Children and Young People

Please select which one of our funding priorities your work matches most closely: *

Our Children and Young People priorities, and what we mean by them, are here: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/children-and-young-people

 
You chose: Environment

Please select which one of our funding priorities your work matches most closely: *

Our Environment funding priorities, and what we mean by them, are here: 
http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/environment

 
You chose: Social Change

Please select which one of our funding priorities your work matches most closely: *

Our Social Change funding priorities, and what we mean by them, are here: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/social-change

 
You chose: Food

Please select which one of our funding priorities your work matches most closely: *

Our Food funding priorities, and what we mean by them, are here: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/food

 
About your organisation...

(All questions are followed by an asterisk * because they're compulsory)
 
Does your organisation have at least three non-executive trustees or directors? *

     
 
We don't fund organisations with fewer than three non-executive trustees or directors.
This is the minimum governance standard we require to know that our grant will be protected against private gain.

 
Is your organisation's regular annual turnover over £50,000? *

     
 
Is your organisation under 2 years old?

     
 
We support organisations with a regular annual turnover of more than £50,000. Our average grant size in 2016 was £132,000.

We are a hands-off funder and don’t offer the kind of support that small organisations often need to make best use of our funding.

 
Is the work you want Esmée Fairbairn to fund legally charitable? *

 
We can’t fund work unless it is legally charitable. It must fall within one of the 13 descriptions of charitable purpose in the Charities Act – defined by the Charity Commission here (and including arts and culture) 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/charitable-purposes/charitable-purposes

 
Do you want us to fund work which has a benefit outside the UK? *

     
 
We don't fund work with an international focus. We only fund work which has its clear primary benefit in the UK.

 
Are you looking for funding for a building project or renovation, or is a large part of what you need to buy equipment? *

     
 
We fund the running costs of organisations - overheads (which may include some equipment), staffing and project delivery - through our grants.
We do not make grants just for capital costs -  buildings, renovations or a large items of equipment.

 
Are you looking for support for an individual, including student grants or bursaries? *

     
 
Thank you.
It looks like your organisation meets our minimum standards for support.

 
The most common reason that applications are declined is that they do not fit our funding priorities within each sector. *

With which of Esmée Fairbairn’s sectors does your work fit most closely? (select one)

 
You chose: Arts

Please select which one of our funding priorities your work matches most closely: *

Our Arts priorities, and what we mean by them, are here: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/arts

 
You chose: Arts
Art with a social impact *

Choose all of the following statements which apply to your work:

 
You chose: Arts
Supporting emerging talent *

Choose all of the following statements which apply to your work:

 
You chose: Arts
Organisations at a pivotal point *

Choose all of the following statements which apply to your work:

 
Are you looking for funding for… *


 
You chose: Children and Young People

Please select which one of our funding priorities your work matches most closely: *

Our Children and Young People priorities, and what we mean by them, are here: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/children-and-young-people

 
You chose: Children and Young People
Improving support for disadvantaged children and young people *

Choose all of the following statements which apply to your work:

 
You chose: Children and Young People
The rights of vulnerable children and young people *

Choose all of the following statements which apply to your work:

 
You chose: Children and Young People
Addressing the root cause of low educational attainment and challenging behaviour *

Choose all of the following statements which apply to your work:

 
You chose: Children and Young People
Empowering young leaders *

Choose all of the following statements which apply to your work:

 
You chose: Children and Young People
Young people leaving care – a focussed funding stream *

Choose all of the following statements which apply to your work:

 
Are you looking for funding for... *


 
You chose: Environment

Please select which one of our funding priorities your work matches most closely: *

Our Environment funding priorities, and what we mean by them, are here: 
http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/environment

 
You chose: Environment
Connecting people with nature and environment issues *

Choose all of the following statements which apply to your work:

 
You chose: Environment
Countering the effects of damaging activity *

Choose all of the following statements which apply to your work:

 
You chose: Environment
Nature conservation on land and at sea *

Choose all of the following statements which apply to your work:

 
You chose: Environment
Lesser known plants, animals and organisms *

Choose all of the following statements which apply to your work:

 
Are you looking for funding for… *


 
You chose: Social Change

Please select which one of our funding priorities your work matches most closely: *

Our Social Change funding priorities, and what we mean by them, are here: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/social-change

 
You chose: Social Change
Participation – marginalised and excluded individuals and groups *

Choose all of the following statements which apply to your work:

 
You chose: Social Change
Place – revitalising community life *

Choose all of the following statements which apply to your work:

 
You chose: Social Change
Injustice – systemic change around injustice and inequality *

Choose all of the following statements which apply to your work:

 
Are you looking for funding for… *


 
You chose: Food

Please select which one of our funding priorities your work matches most closely: *

Our Food funding priorities, and what we mean by them, are here: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/food

 
You chose: Food
Innovation in alternative approaches *

Choose all of the following statements which apply to your work:

 
You chose: Food
Food and wellbeing *

Choose all of the following statements which apply to your work (can be more than one)

 
You chose: Food
Working towards a more coherent food sector *

Choose all of the following statements which apply to your work:

 
Are you looking for funding for… *


Unfortunately, your organisation doesn't meet one of our minimum standards for support.
You can find other sources of funding help and other support on our website: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/help-and-support
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We don't fund organisations with fewer than three non-executive trustees or directors.
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We support organisations with a regular annual turnover of more than £50,000. Our average grant in 2016 was £132,000.
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We can’t fund work unless it is legally charitable.
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We don't fund work with an international focus. We only fund work which has its clear primary benefit in the UK.
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We only support the charitable work of constituted organisations.
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We don’t make grants for capital costs.

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We're sorry, but we only make investments for charitable work in the following sectors:

Arts
Children and Young People
Environment
Social Change
Food

You can find other sources of funding help and other support on our website: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/help-and-support

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We're sorry, but we only make investments for work that fits one of our funding priorities. 

You can find other sources of funding help and other support on our website: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/help-and-support

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We're sorry, but we only make investments over £60,000.
 

You can find other sources of funding help and other support on our website: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/help-and-support

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Thank you for your responses. 

You have indicated that your work matches one of our funding priorities. 

If you wish to make an application for social investment, please create an account now, so that you don't need to take this quiz again.

You will then be able to log in to your account here: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/apply-for-funding
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Unfortunately, your organisation doesn't meet two of our minimum standards for support.
You can find other sources of funding help and other support on our website: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/help-and-support
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We don't fund organisations with fewer than three non-executive trustees or directors.
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We support organisations with a regular annual turnover of more than £50,000. Our average grant in 2016 was £132,000.
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We can’t fund work unless it is legally charitable.
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We don't fund work with an international focus. We only fund work which has its clear primary benefit in the UK.
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We only support the charitable work of constituted organisations.
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We don’t make grants for capital costs.
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Unfortunately, your organisation doesn't meet three of our minimum standards for support.
You can find other sources of funding help and other support on our website: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/help-and-support
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We don't fund organisations with fewer than three non-executive trustees or directors.
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We support organisations with a regular annual turnover of more than £50,000. Our average grant in 2016 was £132,000.
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We can’t fund work unless it is legally charitable.
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We don't fund work with an international focus. We only fund work which has its clear primary benefit in the UK.
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We only support the charitable work of constituted organisations.
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We don’t make grants for capital costs.
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Unfortunately, your organisation doesn't meet four of our minimum standards for support.
You can find other sources of funding help and other support on our website: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/help-and-support
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We don't fund organisations with fewer than three non-executive trustees or directors.
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We support organisations with a regular annual turnover of more than £50,000. Our average grant in 2016 was £132,000.
---
We can’t fund work unless it is legally charitable.
---
We don't fund work with an international focus. We only fund work which has its clear primary benefit in the UK.
---
We only support the charitable work of constituted organisations.
---
We don’t make grants for capital costs.
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Unfortunately, your organisation doesn't meet five of our minimum standards for support.
You can find other sources of funding help and other support on our website: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/help-and-support
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We don't fund organisations with fewer than three non-executive trustees or directors.
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We support organisations with a regular annual turnover of more than £50,000. Our average grant in 2016 was £132,000.
---
We can’t fund work unless it is legally charitable.
---
We don't fund work with an international focus. We only fund work which has its clear primary benefit in the UK.
---
We only support the charitable work of constituted organisations.
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We don’t make grants for capital costs.
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Unfortunately, your organisation doesn't meet six of our minimum standards for support.
You can find other sources of funding help and other support on our website: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/help-and-support
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We don't fund organisations with fewer than three non-executive trustees or directors.
---
We support organisations with a regular annual turnover of more than £50,000. Our average grant in 2016 was £132,000.
---
We can’t fund work unless it is legally charitable.
---
We don't fund work with an international focus. We only fund work which has its clear primary benefit in the UK.
---
We only support the charitable work of constituted organisations.
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We don’t make grants for capital costs.
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Unfortunately, your organisation doesn't meet any of our minimum standards for support.
You can find other sources of funding help and other support on our website: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/help-and-support
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We don't fund organisations with fewer than three non-executive trustees or directors.
---
We support organisations with a regular annual turnover of more than £50,000. Our average grant in 2016 was £132,000.
---
We can’t fund work unless it is legally charitable.
---
We don't fund work with an international focus. We only fund work which has its clear primary benefit in the UK.
---
We only support the charitable work of constituted organisations.
---
We don’t make grants for capital costs.
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You have indicated that your work matches ones of our funding priorities. 

If you wish to make a funding application, please create an account now, so that you don't need to take this quiz again.

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Everyone we fund under the priority ‘art with a social impact’ must offer both artistic excellence and long-term social impact, and put people at the centre of the creative process and have a defined pathway of support or progression for participants after the work ends.  

They must also either use a creative approach to address difficult social or environmental issues or build engagement with culture in areas where there is low provision.  

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Everyone we fund under the priority ‘supporting emerging talent’ must build their talent support programme around an accessible recruitment process that works to tackle potential barriers for applicants and must also offer strong signposting to further opportunities and progression routes for participants.  

They must also do one of the following:
- open up access to a career in the arts for those who are currently missing out,
- support development of a career in the arts, for those who are currently missing out,
- equip the next generation of professional artists to manage sustainable careers.  

Find other sources of funding help and support on our website: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/help-and-support
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Everyone we fund under the priority ‘organisations at a pivotal point’ must be able to demonstrate that their new model or collaboration will result in a better experience for artists, audiences and participants.

They must also either be a strong organisation making a transition to, or testing out, a new business model or new artistic programme, with a clear and realistic plan to exit from Esmée’s funding or be a collaboration, partnership, or local or regional network that establishes new ways of working, develops diverse audiences, or nurtures emerging companies or new artistic practice.

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Everyone we fund under the priority ‘improving support for disadvantaged children and young people’ must identify and support previously overlooked needs of children and young people, and must create long-term change for young people who face challenges, and must also show how they’re working to change the way the wider voluntary sector or public sector supports young people.  

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Everyone we fund under the priority ‘the rights of vulnerable children and young people’ must challenge persistent inequalities, and must aim to change policy, practice and legislation in order to include young people who have been missed out, and must also show that their work is driven and shaped by young people themselves.  

Find other sources of funding help and support on our website: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/help-and-support
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Everyone we fund under the priority ‘addressing the root causes of low educational attainment and challenging behaviour’ must identify and address the underlying issues faced by children and young people, and must use a preventative approach to help stop cycles of disadvantage and work to equip young people for life, and must also work on a scale large enough to challenge inequality in education or social care.  

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Everyone we fund under the priority ‘empowering young leaders’ must give a platform to a wider range of young people’s voices so that more young people are able to shape local and national life, and must empower young people who are under-represented in decision-making to speak out, and must also demonstrate how young leaders will have a real chance of influencing change.

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Everyone we fund under the priority ‘young people leaving care' must aim to have an impact beyond their immediate beneficiaries, and must put care experienced young people at the centre of our work, and must also commit to come together to share learning with others in the funding stream regularly.  

They must also either deliver work that will result in children in and leaving care being more easily able to form healthy relationships that help them make a successful transition to adulthood, or deliver work that will result in young people receiving a consistently high standard of statutory support that has been informed by their views.  

Find other sources of funding help and support on our website: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/help-and-support
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Everyone we fund under the priority ‘connecting people with nature and environment issues’ must show how people’s connection to nature or environment issues will be sustained beyond the period of our grant.  

They must also do one of the following:
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excite and inspire people to get involved in nature or environmental issues and take action to make a difference,
- make environmental issues relevant to people's everyday lives and what they care about,
- enable groups that may be disconnected from nature, for example in urban areas, to become more engaged.  

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Everyone we fund under the priority ‘countering the effects of damaging activity’ must do all of the following:
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emphasise positivity and practical solutions at the core of their work,
- deliver work that enables environment issues to appeal widely, beyond traditional ‘green’ audiences,
- expose and tackle harmful practice at a local community or UK-wide level,
- use a ground-breaking, creative approach to make an impact on environment issues such as: transport, chemicals, pollution, climate change, littering, plastics, freshwater, overfishing, soil health or energy.  

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Everyone we fund under the priority ‘nature conservation on land and at sea’ must operate at a strategic level, and deliver innovative work which has the potential to have a wide influence across the statutory, business and voluntary sectors and must make a difference for people and communities as well as improving the environment.  

They must also do one of the following:
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work at a “landscape scale” and recognise and support the interdependence of the natural world,
- deliver work that is bold and ambitious and results in new collaborations between communities, landholders, voluntary sector organisations, and statutory bodies,
- deliver a marine project which works alongside coastal communities and restore people's connection to the sea.  

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Everyone we fund under the priority ‘Lesser known plants, animals and organisms’ must show how people or communities will be connected with nature or environment issues through their work and must inspire public enthusiasm for, and understanding of, the role of uncharismatic organisms or species in the web of life.  

They must also either support plants, animals and organisms that have a critical, but under-appreciated, role in the web of life or enable a new generation of UK specialists to inspire future conservation.

Find other sources of funding help and support on our website: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/help-and-support
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Everyone we fund under the priority ‘participation – marginalised and excluded individuals and groups’ must show how change for people and the organisations that they work with will continue beyond the period of our grant, and must have a clear plan to make an impact beyond our immediate beneficiaries, and a realistic chance of influencing future practice and  must also work in an inclusive way.  

They must also either enable people who are excluded - through prejudice, discrimination or isolation - to live more fulfilling lives or take a new approach to tackling persistent causes of exclusion which is able to generate insights for the sector.  

Find other sources of funding help and support on our website: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/help-and-support
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Everyone we fund under the priority ‘place – revitalising community life’ must have a track record of working inclusively in our community, and of developing partnerships with others, and must create strong networks that continue to benefit the community beyond the lifetime of Esmée's funding.

They must also do one of the following:
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deliver work that helps people come together in an economically disadvantaged or isolated area, to make real the aspirations they have for the place they live,
- deliver work that motivates and enables a community to use their collective ideas, skills and assets to bring about change,
- be an ‘Anchor’ organisation that is a focal point for community-led action.  

Find other sources of funding help and support on our website: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/help-and-support
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Everyone we fund under the priority ‘injustice – systemic change around injustice and inequality’ must have practical plans to achieve and sustain change over the long term, and must show that their work will be delivered by people or organisations with genuine insights into the issues being addressed.  

They must also do one of the following:
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protect the rights of people who experience prejudice, or who are ignored or mistreated by public authorities,
- bring to light and challenge the reasons behind discrimination and stigma,
- engage decision makers to alter practice or policy,
- create a shift in institutional culture, public attitudes or behaviour.  

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Everyone we fund under the priority ‘Innovation in alternative approaches’ must develop a new method which can be replicated, or influence policy and practice more widely.  

They must also do one of the following:
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deliver a project that is inventive and will test and demonstrate a viable alternative approach to mainstream corporate food production, retail, or consumption,
develop a food production method that does less harm to the natural environment, and improves the lives of people, local communities or livestock,
- work to influence local food buying and selling and promote the wider uptake of sustainably produced food.  

Find other sources of funding help and support on our website: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/help-and-support
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Everyone we fund under the priority ‘food and wellbeing’ must increase people’s understanding of the role of food in their lives, and the impact it can have on personal and community wellbeing, and must work to change the preferences, attitudes and behaviour of the public towards food, and must work at a scale that enables them to influence and drive how food is produced, transported, marketed and consumed, and influence significant numbers of people, and must also deliver work in an engaging, persuasive and participatory way.  

Find other sources of funding help and support on our website: http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/help-and-support
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Everyone we fund under the priority ‘working towards a more coherent food sector’ must have the capacity and skills to engage policy makers at national regional and local level and must have a track record of gathering and presenting persuasive, evidence-based arguments.

They must also do one of the following:
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forge closer links between third sector organisations and food producers, distributors and consumers,
- link advocates of change in the food system more closely with relevant academics and sources of evidence,
- persuade mainstream food businesses, policy makers, and the public to engage with food sustainability and to seek sustainable sources of supply.  

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