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Frequently asked questions

What do you fund?

We primarily fund projects which allow young people to explore areas outwith the standard curriculum which they would otherwise be unable to experience.

We are particularly interested in the areas of access to the natural world, and creativity.

We also have an annual scholarship of £500 for individuals.


What size grants are available? Can I make more than one application in a funding round?

Grants at present range from £50 - £1500. Because of this we welcome more than one application from single organisations if they apply to different projects. Applications can be made for recurrent funding for up to 3 years.

When is the next application deadline?

The next deadline for making applications to The Snapdragon Foundation is 4th October 2020. Decisions on whether we can fund a project will be made within 2 weeks.

How do I apply?

Please apply using the form in the get in touch section. Initially just give us the details requested – if we need any more information we will be in touch.

How do you choose who receives grants?

The trustees agree criteria for the types of project that we want to support. We fund a mixture of projects, some we research and approach ourselves, others are selected from direct applications. Our trustees carefully assess all applications to ensure that they fit with our agreed criteria.

The Snapdragon Foundation projects exclusively within the UK, and we are especially interested in hearing about projects in Scotland.

Top of our criteria are encouraging diversity, access for all and providing seed money to help projects get off the ground. We only fund projects that are predominantly for 14-24 year olds, though people of other ages can also be taking part.

Can you sponsor me or my team?

The Snapdragon Foundation is a grant funding charity and we give to fund specific projects which are within our funding criteria. We don’t sponsor individuals, teams or events. Sorry!

What is The Snapdragon Foundation Scholarship?

The Snapdragon Foundation Scholarship is for £500 which is awarded to an individual aged between 14 and 24 years of age to help them pursue a dream which would not otherwise be possible. More details are available on the scholarship page. The deadline for this is January 2021.

What is the connection between The Snapdragon Foundation and Snapdragon Life?

Snapdragon Life gives 10% of its profits to The Snapdragon Foundation. The Snapdragon Foundation is however completely separate from the company as it is a independent registered charity.