18 Mar 2020
These are challenging times, and the Ragdoll Foundation wants to offer appropriate support and flexibility to our grant-holders and applicants. Our Grants Administrator is already home-based, and we hope to continue “business as usual” as much as we can. We will review this statement as the current situation develops.
If you already have a grant from the Ragdoll Foundation, but need to make changes to your project delivery, budget allocations or reporting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with an outline of what you would like to do. We will get back to you to confirm that this is ok, or to schedule a phone call for further discussion, if needed. If you don’t anticipate any changes at the moment please tell us so that we know you have received this information. You can always contact us again if the situation changes. This statement has been emailed to all current grant-holders.
If you are making a grant application to the Ragdoll Foundation Main Grants Programme, we appreciate that your organisation is probably closed right now, with staff working from home and direct delivery not possible. Whilst we cannot anticipate when the current situation might end, we are keeping our application timetable unchanged for the moment:
We will shortly be launching our new Small Grants Programme – for grants of up to £1,500 supporting smaller or pilot projects. The first two deadlines will be:
The new Small Grants Programme has a shorter application form and is a one-step process. We will let you know within five weeks of the deadline whether your application has been successful. For full details please download the Small Grants application form and guidance notes, which will be available on our website soon.
We wish all of our grant holders and applicants well in these difficult days – thank you for everything you do to enrich the lives of children & young people in the UK.