We are an independent grantmaking foundation supporting charities that make a difference to people, society and the natural world.
Along with many other funders, at John Ellerman Foundation we understand that Covid-19 will have a significant impact on civil society groups, including those we fund and those applying to us for funding.
Our team continue to work from home, with some of their time spent in the office. We therefore ask that you contact us via email in the first instance, but if it is easier then you can also contact us by calling our office landline numbers, with calls now forwarded to us wherever we are working.
We are committed to being flexible and supportive to those we fund – which means that we know you might need your funding earlier than agreed, or need to delay writing a progress report, or alter the way in which you deliver your work.
Grantees and recent grantees will no longer have to wait a year before applying to us again – providing that you meet our current funding guidelines. Based on our experience of providing funding during the Covid-19 pandemic our Trustees have decided to make this change permanent. However, it does not apply to applicants that have applied for our funding unsuccessfully – we ask that you still wait a year since submitting your application before applying to us again. If you would like advice or support on an application then do get in touch.
The meeting room remains unavailable for use by our grantees until further notice.
You can read the Covid-19 funders group statement here. The original statement was signed by the Foundation in March 2020, and again in November 2020 when the statement was revised.
You can see our latest grants for Museum and Galleries for 2022 in the Grants List now