Discovery Grants combine the previously delivered Santander Foundations of the Community Plus, Learn & Grow and Money Skills schemes. The Discovery Grants programme offers grants of up to £5,000 for charities registered in the UK, Community Interest Companies and Credit Unions. The programme aims to support a whole array of small and local charities within a wide range of activities that supports one or more of their priority groups. These priorities are:
- Explorer – improving knowledge and insight
- Transformer – developing skills and experience
- Changemaker – innovative solutions to social challenges
Grants need to directly benefit disadvantaged people within the UK and must be something that is wholly charitable. Funding is only available for one year and must help to deliver a local project, not nationwide.
To apply, which can be done at any time in the year, you need to fill in the nomination form at the bottom of this page and is also available in hard copies all Santander branches. Once completed the form must be dropped it into the nomination box within a Santander branch. Applications posted to the Santander Foundation will not be considered.