Applications for Grants

The Charity commissions work from the UK’s leading think tanks and policy organisations, and also from members of the public.

The Charity is currently inviting proposals for research on the following themes:

“Remuneration and Its Discontents”

To what extent can/should government policy be involved in corporate governance and pay policy in the private sector, whether there is a genuine problem in the first place, and if so the most effective means of dealing with it.

“Value for Money in the Provision of Public Services”

What are the best methods for assessing value-for-money, whether it is being achieved at present and suggestions for improvement in design or productivity in the public sector.

“The Geographical Distribution of Wealth”

To what extent are there imbalances in the distribution of income and wealth and if so how might this be addressed.

The Trustees are always prepared to consider unsolicited approaches for research into other topics where a good case for such work can be made, consistent with the Objects of the Charity.  In common with most charitable, responsive grant-making trusts, we have a presumption against funding graduate and post-graduate studies as there are other institutions which support such activities and our resources are always limited.  In principle the Trustees would not categorically refuse to consider such an application, but it is only likely that an application would be successful if it related to a topic of particular interest and on a specific theme which they have adopted for support.

[If you are interested in obtaining a grant for research please email with a completed application form. The form can be downloaded here and guidelines for making an application can be found here.

Applications will be considered by the Trustees. Trustee meetings for 2021 are  scheduled for 9 March, 29 June, 21 September and 14 December. A further meeting is scheduled for 8 March 2022.  Please submit your application seven days beforehand to ensure that it can be placed on the agenda.