The Nuffield Foundation invites applications for its grants for research and innovation. Grants are mainly for research (usually carried out in universities or independent research institutes) but are also made for practical developments or innovation (often in voluntary sector organisations).
The Foundation supports people with creative ideas to identify change or interventions which will have a practical impact for researchers, policy makers and practitioners. Grants will support research, practical experiments or development work in the following areas:
- children and families – helps to ensure that the legal and institutional framework is best adapted to meet the needs of children and families;
- education – supports innovative research and development in specific priority areas;
- law in society – promotes access to and understanding of the civil justice system;
- open door – for projects that improve social wellbeing and meet trustees’ wider interests but lie outside other programme areas.
The foundation will not fund organisations outside the UK or projects that take place outside the UK, although collaboration with partners in European or Commonwealth countries is permitted. Grants normally range from £10,000 to £250,000, although the majority are worth between £50,000 and £150,000.
Information on how to apply can be found here.