The Peter Sowerby Foundation actively solicits applications from charities, community groups and registered healthcare providers for projects that meet our trustees’ priorities. This means that we do not accept unsolicited applications for grants.
However, if you have an idea for a project that is closely aligned with the Foundation’s aims and priorities you can get in touch with us through our contact page. Please submit a brief synopsis of your project, including a summary budget and proposed timeline for us to consider. We cannot respond to all the ideas we are sent, but we do read all proposals and get in touch with those we feel could be a good fit.
The Increasing Access Fund was created in response to the Covid-19 crisis, with an open call for expressions of interest being announced in October 2020. The Open Call is running until 16th November 2020 at 5.00pm. Details of the fund and how to apply are here.
Increasing Access Fund
The Increasing Access Fund is designed to support charities to develop new or adapt existing services that respond to the COVID-19 situation to meet local and national needs. The Fund is aimed specifically at ensuring or increasing access to key services and activities for beneficiaries who have struggled with access due to COVID-19. It will support charities to digitally enable access to services, or to adapt their delivery of existing services to comply with social distancing or other Covid-response measures.
Good causes fund
The projects we support through our Good Causes fund are typically in the areas of healthcare, social care, community, the environment and conservation, education and the arts. The size of grants awarded range from small grants of a few thousand pounds to significant multi-year grants of over £100,000.
Health breakthrough fund
Projects supported by our Health Breakthrough Fund have the potential to deliver innovation and transformation in health and social care. The grants awarded are significant in size and delivered over a number of years.