ACT Foundation

Status: Open to applications


The ACT Foundation (ACT) provides grants to individuals and other charities, principally in the UK, with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, particularly those who have a physical or mental disability or the aged and who are living in poverty.  


ACT gives large and small donations to charities depending on the project and available funds.  Our current priorities are projects that make a transformational change and have a high level of impact on individuals, their families and communities.  Larger grants (in excess of £100K) will be the exception.


 They will not make grants to:

  1. To charities that have not been registered for at least three years;
  2. To an Overseas Charitable Organisation unless the project is carried out under the control of a UK registered charity for which there are at least three years audited financial statements and which can be held legally to account for the utilisation of grants made to it;
  3. Which would replace statutory funding;
  4. Which would pay for work that has already commenced or equipment already purchased or on order;
  5. Towards the operating costs of other charities except in connection with the setting up of new services;
  6. For projects which promote a particular religion or faith;
  7. To Community Centres and Youth Clubs except where those who will benefit are in special need of help (e.g. the elderly or persons with disabilities);
  8. To Local Authorities;
  9. To umbrella or grant-making organisations except where they undertake special assessments not readily available from our own resources;
  10. To universities and colleges and grant maintained, private or local education authority schools or their Parent Teacher Associations, except if those schools are for students with special needs;
  11. For costs associated with political or publicity campaigns.

We welcome applications for grants from all sections of the community and decisions on prioritisation are made having regard to funding levels and never on grounds of gender, age or race.

Addresses and Contacts

For details on how to apply see their website