The Santander Foundation funds local, regional and national charities for their work within the UK. The Foundation is committed to helping disadvantaged people through one or both of these charitable priorities - education and training, or financial capability. Grants of up to £10,000 can be awarded anywhere in the UK, the average grant awarded is £4,000.
Education and training
This could be any activity disadvantaged people undertake where they improve their confidence in a skill or their understanding of a subject. This does not have to be formal training or lead to a qualification, although those activities would be eligible too.
This priority covers activities which help disadvantaged people understand how to manage their money. It could include budgeting skills, accessing affordable credit as well as managing the challenges that arise from being a carer, unemployment, disability or relationship break up.