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The Linder foundation, formerly the Enid Linder Foundation, is a registered charity established under a governing deed of Trust by Enid Blanche Linder in 1974. The Foundation supports a wide variety of charities with causes ranging from medical research, hospices, young people, environment and the arts.

About us

Since Enid Linder’s death in 1980, The Linder Foundation has continued to champion projects which bring communities together and which aim to improve society for the benefit of all.

The Foundation considers the support and promotion of pioneering medical research to embody these values, providing seed funding for ground-breaking projects which would otherwise struggle to find the backing they desperately need.

Alongside these projects, the Foundation also seeks to provide funding to other areas in which genuine social change can be brought about. The trustees strongly believe in nurturing the emotional and educational development of young people, encouraging applications from organisations aiming to enhance the skills and career prospects of those with little support, whether through therapy, mentoring or educational programmes.

The Linder family has close ties to the arts, with Enid Linder’s brother Leslie having acquired and made bequests of the work of Beatrix Potter to the Victoria & Albert Museum. Continuing this legacy, The Linder Foundation considers access to the arts to be a vital tool through which communities can connect and talent can be cultivated. The Foundation proudly contributes to charitable institutions which foster creativity and preserve the importance of the arts, particularly within music, theatre and illustration.

Grants are also provided to projects which address the harmful effects of human activity on the environment, preserving the natural world for the benefit of society as well as for local wildlife.

Grants are only made to UK registered charities or exempt charities. Please view our ‘what we fund’ and eligibility criteria pages carefully before applying for funding. We are unable to provide feedback on a grant application but you will be notified if you have not been successful.

The Linder Foundation grant round is now closed. Trustees will inform successful applicants by 31st December 2023 and grants will be paid by 31st March 2024. Please note that the Linder Foundation will not be making direct grants to Hospices or to Medical Research in 2023-2024, as partnership arrangements are in place. The next grant round will be 2024-2025 which will open in August 2024.