The Santander Foundation plays an important role in Santander UK’s flagship community programme, the Discovery Project.  

The aim  of the Discovery Project is to help disadvantaged people have the confidence to make the most of their future.

In this face-paced world they know some find it hard to navigate the change and they want to help everyone have equal access to the best society has to offer.

The Santander Foundation provides grants to support knowledge, skills and innovation to give disadvantaged people the chance to discover and create a new world of opportunities.

Discovery Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK registered charities, community interest companies and credit unions to fund small, local projects helping disadvantaged people.

The three main priorities

Grants can be used to support one or more of the three priorities

  • Explorer: Improving people’s knowledge
  • Transformer: Improving skills and experience
  • Changemaker: Innovative solutions to social challenges

What does the grant fund?

Funding is available:

  • for small local projects and lasts for up to 12 months
  • for complete projects
  • to cover part-time salaries, equipment or materials but they must be specific to your project

To find out more about the fund please visit the website using the link provided on the right hand side.