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Here are some common questions that may help with your application.

  1. What will happen to the Discovery Grants scheme?
    The application process closed on 22 February 2019. Once we’ve developed our new programmes, we’ll publish more information. 
  2. What is the purpose of the strategic review?
    Our ambition is to assess whether the opportunity exists to have an even greater impact in our communities beyond that already achieved. It’s also a common practice for Corporate Foundations to review their strategy and activities to define areas of improvement.
  3. What happened to applications submitted before 22 February 2019?
    All applications received in Santander branches and sent via email to will be assessed, and a decision communicated within eight weeks.
  4. Will I be able to submit an application form after 22 February 2019?
    No. The application process is closed, and no further applications will be accepted.
  5. When will the Discovery Grants open a new application process?
    New programmes will be launched in 2019 with new rules and eligibility criteria.
  6. If our charity has been awarded a grant, will we be impacted by this process?
    No. If you’ve already benefited from a grant, please follow the guidelines included in your offer letter and submit your impact report within the required timescale. For more information, please click here. 

Please note, we can’t respond to letters sent requesting donations or funding.