The Fore is an open-access UK  funder offering development funding and strategic support to early-stage charities and social enterprises. The funding cycle runs three twelve-week funding rounds to coincide with the academic calendar each year. (Registrations normally opens in July, December, May)

The funding asks you to tell them:

  • who you are
  • what you need
  • how The Fore funding will make a difference to your work.

They match successful applicants with support – ongoing mentoring, strategic advice, governance support or other assistance.

Who can apply

The Fore will fund any organisation that is small (annual income less than £1m) and charitable.

You need to be UK registered, but can be a charity, social enterprise or community interest company.

Application should be on projects that has the potential transformational impact on the organisation. For example enabling your organisation to take a step forward in its development or giving you the chance to do something you couldn’t before.

South West Success

Here are arts organisations that succeeded in receiving the grants from the South West:

  • Arts Together – Arts Together focuses on improving the health and wellbeing of frail and isolated older people in Wiltshire through a range of weekly participatory arts projects bringing professional artists and older people – The grant was for: the expansion of its services to three new areas in Wiltshire, which was the first step in further increasing the reach of their service.
  • Independent Arts –  Works with older people to tackle commonly faced issues such as: dementia, social isolation, disability and disadvantage, using the arts as a daily tool to improve health, wellbeing and quality of life – The grant was for: the development of its InTouch project, which researches and develops the use of iPad technology with dementia sufferers.

For further detail visit their website