The Linder Foundation (formerly the Enid Linder Foundation) is a Registered Charity, established by Enid Blanche Linder under a governing Deed of Trust in 1974.

Since then, Trustees have developed the Settlor’s approach to charitable giving to suit the current needs of our society distributing grants to a wide variety of causes across science and the arts.

The Foundation has significant experience of supporting ground-breaking medical surgery and research, often providing seed funding for innovative projects which struggle to find the backing they desperately need. Grants have also been given to support and encourage young talent within music, theatre and the arts in general.

In addition to these causes, future funding will seek to focus on the issues central to society today: young people and the threats to the environment. Trustees strongly believe in nurturing the emotional and educational development of young people and wish to play a part in assisting those charitable institutions that address the harmful effects of human activity on the environment.

Each year a total of up to £500,000 is distributed. Grants are only made to UK registered charities or exempt charities. Please view our guidelines carefully before applying for funding. We are unable to provide feedback on a grant application, but you will be notified following a Trustee meeting if you have not been successful.

Applications are currently closed and the next grant round is likely to open late Summer 2021.