What we fund

The Linder Foundation provides funding to projects which fall under six main categories.

Medical Research

The Foundation is a proud supporter of medical research. In 2023-2024 funding will be delivered through an existing partnership.

Medical Electives (by invitation only)

The foundation has a long history of supporting medical student electives through seven chosen university medical schools.  Applications cannot be made without invitation.

Hospices and Respite Care

The Foundation is working in partnership with Hospice UK in 2023-2024 to deliver targeted funding for specific projects. Grants to individual Hospices will not be made during this time.

Young People

We support projects that aim to improve outcomes for vulnerable young people, particularly those who have suffered from Adverse Childhood Experiences and childhood trauma, by means of educational, intervention, mentoring or therapeutic activities. Particular consideration will be given to early intervention and rehabilitation projects designed to prevent offending or re-offending.

Please see the Young People eligibility criteria for more information

The Environment

The Foundation provides support to research projects aiming to address the harmful effects of human activity on the environment. The trustees are especially interested in projects or charities which are centred around protecting and enhancing the natural world for the benefit of both humans and the wider environment as well as projects involving citizen scientists.

Please see The Environment eligibility criteria for more information

The Arts

The Linder family has a long history of supporting and championing the arts. Leslie Linder’s decoding of Beatrix Potter’s secret diary, and his subsequent bequests of her artwork to the Victoria & Albert Museum, made a significant contribution to the preservation of her extraordinary work, allowing the public to enjoy and admire it for decades.

This legacy continues in the Foundation’s commitment to sponsoring projects which uphold and embody the importance of the arts.

Please see The Arts eligibility criteria for more information.