Charities Aid Foundation


The CAF Tourle Foundation Fund seeks to award grants to local charitable organisations delivering services for local people in all parts of the UK. This 10 year programme is funded through the generosity of a £4.5m legacy left for CAF to distribute for this purpose.

Organisations must be able to evidence that the project will be delivered to local people, whilst demonstrating the need and difference it will make.

Our target audience are small place based charitable organisations providing a service to the heart of their community within the UK.

An example would be a charitable organisation set up by the community in a village, providing services
to older people in isolation; a small community group on an estate providing drop in sessions for teenagers etc.

Organisations applying must:

be applying for up to £5,000
be providing a service to the heart of your community
be a community charitable organisation whose reach is within a localised catchment area
be able to demonstrate the need of the project
have an annual income below £100,000
have charitable aims and objectives
operate within the UK
complete the project a year from the date of award.


Areas considered may include:

projects with a community led ethos – this may be born from a community challenge or idea and run by members of the local community
organisations that find it difficult to attract mainstream funding
projects demonstrating the organisation is providing something which would not otherwise be available locally
projects demonstrating the organisation is doing great work that they are not recognised for


Organisations not providing local services for local people
Organisations that are regional and national
Organisations that are not charitable
Organisations based outside the UK and/or delivering outside of the UK
Organisations that have an annual income over £100,000
Organisations in receipt of a grant from this programme within the last 2 years
Political organisations or those promoting one faith/religion
Requests for retrospective funding
Applications from individuals. (We suggest that you find a few like-minded people and create a group for your project)
Full cost or contribution towards capital build – although refurbishments may be considered
Core costs – these are costs that enable your organisation to function
Salaries may be considered in exceptional circumstances
Projects whose total project costs exceeds £25,000.

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