The David and Elaine Potter Foundation is one of the distinguished charitable family foundation incorporated in the year 1999 to encourage a stronger as well as fairer civil society. It has granted nearly £12 million to authorized charities in the UK and abroad. Approximately 80-90% of annual funding is granted to core priorities of Education, Civil Society and Research. The remaining 10-20% of our grants will be awarded to the Arts and smaller projects which still support foundation’s key values.
The Foundation provide multi-year grants up to a maximum of five years where the needs of the programme require it. Co-funding partnerships with other grant making organizations are encouraged for partnership.
- Civil Society
- Human Rights
The foundation fund organisations in the UK and elsewhere, but the main focus of their education grants will be for projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. The foundation supports UK charities who work with local NGOs in the country in which the programme is based.
- Institute of Physics- 10,000 for Education in South Africa
- Open Trust (openDemocracy) 25,000 for Education in UK
- University of Cape Town Trust- 25,000 for Education South Africa
- Yala Fund of 3,500 to Sri Lanka in Education
- Global Witness- 50,000 to International Governance
- Human Rights Watch- 50,000 for Human Rights Internationally
- Justice Project Pakistan 30,000 for Human Rights in Pakistan
- The foundation only funds registered charities and educational institutions across mentioned countries.
- Community Interest Companies retrospective costs
- Full Economic Costs for universities
- political organisations
- clinical trials
- religious organisations that work only for the benefit of members of their own religion
The foundation does not accept or consider uninvited or unsolicited applications. Applicants can make an inquiry regarding applications.