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What we don’t fund

As part of our commitment to transparency, we want to be clear about the kind of work we’re unable to fund from The Spring Fund. This includes:

  • Individuals or causes that will benefit only one person, including student grants or bursaries
  • General and round-robin appeals
  • Promotion of religion and places of worship
  • Replacement or subsidy of statutory funding, or for work we consider should be funded by government, such as residential and day care, housing provision, individual schools, nurseries and colleges, or a combination of any of these
  • Individual campaigns
  • Organisations seeking to distribute grants or funds to others
  • Capital developments and individual items of equipment
  • One-off events, such as conferences, seminars, galas, or summer schools
  • Educational initiatives linked to the national curriculum
  • Medical research or treatment, including drug and alcohol rehabilitation services
  • Counselling and psychotherapy services
  • Animal welfare, zoos, captive breeding and animal rescue centres
  • Retrospective funding, meaning support for work that has already taken place
  • Work that is not legally charitable
  • Organisations who have applied unsuccessfully within the previous 12-months.