Grants available for work on financial well-being

APRIL 2019

Standard Life Foundation is inviting proposals from organisations seeking funding for policy work, campaigning and research focused on its three programme areas: Income (wages, welfare benefits, pensions, and taxation), Spending (cost of living, consumer spending, gambling, borrowing and payment problems), and Assets (general saving, retirement saving, housing and taxation).

This will be the Foundation’s second funding round of 2019 and will be the final call for applications for 2019. Organisations have until 3 June 2019 at 1pm to apply. The Foundation intends to make grants of around £2million per year.

There is no minimum or maximum size of grant, however most grants will range between £10,000 and £250,000, with the majority for between £50,000 to £150,000 in total. Few grants will be made for more than £150,000.

The Foundation has launched a new website and is keen to ensure the application process is as straightforward and accessible as possible. Funding guidelines have been developed to help applicants with their proposals.

Mubin Haq, Standard Life Foundation Chief Executive, said:

“We’re delighted to invite applications for funding and look forward to making our first grants in June 2019. We want to offer more than just money and want to be engaged in the issues we’re funding.

“We encourage people to get in touch with their ideas for how we can ensure we improve living standards and tackle financial problems. We don’t just fund research, we are interested in campaigns and policy work to ensure strategic change in this area – for work that could make a real and lasting difference to the lives of people living on low to middle incomes in the UK.”