Plymouth Drake Foundation Grants

The Plymouth Drake Foundation aims to provide funding for Plymouth Community organisations all year round.

We have an Endowment Fund held and delivered in partnership with Devon Community Foundation.  In addition we distribute funding from agencies such as RNRMC and we provide our own small grants throughout the year.

Our Grants                                                                            

OPEN | Grants are available

Our Plymouth Training Fund is open and Plymouth voluntary, charity and social enterprise can apply up to £200 to help them train any members of staff, volunteers and or Trustees.  For full information and criteria please read the application form linked below or contact the office.

If you would like to consider applying for this grant as a consortium of organisations please contact the office to discuss further.

Maxium Funding amount - £200 per application

Application Form   



OPEN | Now

FUND OBJECTIVE | Addressing Child Poverty in Plymouth

Applications are welcomed from local community groups and organisations looking for help with projects and activities that raise aspiration and self-esteem, improve life chances and build stronger families

Maximum funding: £3,000 per application

The closing date for applications has been extended to Monday 19th February 2018

Application Form


OPEN | Grants are available

The ‘Brad and Shaun Boot Fund’ has been created in memory of Bradley Price and Shaun Brotherston to provide young footballers in Plymouth with help to purchase new football boots.

Please see the application form for full details on eligibility

 Application Form


Partner Funds: 





In Partnership with Trinity House this grant is to support local groups and organisations which work with disadvantaged residents of Plymouth and / or its travel to work area.  To help residents to access marine activities, maritime education, and to learn about the sea and safety of marine based activities that benefit the personal development of individuals.

The aim is to provide £15k of grant funding per year to relevant charities and community groups in Plymouth and it's travel to work area.  See the application form below for full details.

Maxium Funding amount - £3,000 per application

This Fund is closed

Please note that this fund is independent of Plymouth Drake Foundation’s ‘Trinity House Named Fund’ mentioned below.







Devon Community Foundation administer the Plymouth Grassroots Fund, which has 'named' funds that are for the benefit of Plymouth. Those named funds were raised by Plymouth Drake Foundation and matched by a Government initiative (see about us for more info). We have a grants panel who supports the decision making process.  See below for our 'Named Funds':
  • Plymouth Drake Foundation British Legion Fund

  • Plymouth Drake Foundation Millfields Trust Fund

  • Plymouth Drake Foundation Community Grants

  • South West Water Plymouth Drake Foundation Fund

  • Plymouth Drake Foundation Trinity House Fund

  • Plymouth University Pioneering Fund

To find out more about our 'Named Funds' please CLICK
Applications for these funds can be made at any time


OPEN |  

The Plymouth Drake Foundation is delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) for another year. 

The Object of this Fund is “the relief of beneficiaries and their dependents who are in need by virtue of financial hardship, sickness or the effects of old age”.  This was set out by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.
The criteria can be found on the application form (linked below). If you would like to discuss your application to ensure that you meet the criteria then please contact the office.
Maximum Funding amount - £3,000 per application
This fund has been extended and will remain open for now

Application Form


The Zone in partnership with Plymouth Drake Foundation manages the Youth Hardship fund. Following kind donations from the People of Plymouth and collected by Plymouth Drake Foundation and careful management from The Zone we know we have made a huge impact on many young people’s lives.