The Rayne Foundation will consider applications in the fields of arts, health and wellbeing, education in its widest sense, and those that cover social issues. The focus is to connect communities, building bridges between marginalised groups and mainstream society, and to enable individuals to reach their full potential. Within these broad criteria, they have a number of areas of special interest:
- Young people’s improved mental health;
- Arts as a tool to achieve social change;
- Improved quality of life for carers and for older people.
They particularly welcome applications addressing these issues but will consider applications in other subjects which meet their broader criteria. They favour work which could change the way issues are tackled in our society and which could have lessons for others beyond the funded organisation.
More information on the Rayne Foundation, the types of projects they fund and further details on how to apply can be found on their website.