Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Funding the charitable activities of organisations that have the ideas and ability to achieve change for the better. No deadlines for applications.

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation aims to improve our natural world, secure a fairer future and strengthen the bonds in communities in the UK. It unlocks change by contributing everything it can alongside people and organisations with brilliant ideas who share its goals.

The Foundation is one of the largest independent grant-makers in the UK. In 2020, it provided £53.5m in grant funding towards work in support of its aims and its emergency response to COVID. It also has a £45 million allocation to social investments for organisations with the aim of creating social impact.

It funds work towards the organisation’s three main strategic aims:

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