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Quick Response Grants

Funding of up to $25,000

A decision is given within 2 months of receiving a complete funding request. 

Seeking funding for an event?*

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Quick Response Grants (QRG) have streamlined processes that see grants working in communities as quickly as possible.

There are no closing dates for QRG, and we will endeavour to give a response within two months of receiving a funding request accepted for assessment. 
We fund to our strategy, with a limited grants budget. Each request is considered alongside all other requests for the contestable funding available.

Focus area alignment

To be considered for a Quick Response Grant, your application must align to one of the focus areas that Foundation North wants to contribute to.

Tap on a Focus Area to learn more:

Things to note

  • If a grant is approved, it may take a further four weeks to receive payment.
  • We cannot accept funding requests that are out of policy. See here for funding exclusions or limitations.
  • To ensure your funding request is considered, it must be complete. This means answering all questions in the organisation profile and application form and uploading all required documents.
  • We actively prioritise requests that benefit the priority communities of our strategy. See here for details on our priority communities
  • Funding is limited to one grant per 12 months per organisation. If your request is approved, you will not be eligible for another grant for 12 months from the date of approval.
  • *For event funding, please submit your request at least six months prior to the event date.


There are no closing dates for QRG so your request can be submitted at any time. We aim to give a response within two months of receiving a complete funding request.

If you are concerned about when you might receive your grant (if successful), please call a member of the funding team on 0800 272 878, option 3.

QRG – We aim to give a response within two months of receiving a complete funding request.

CG – We aim to give a response within five months of receiving a complete funding request.

We will send an email to the primary contact to advise that a decision letter has been uploaded to your Funding Hub.

Useful Guides are available on our website to help applicants make a complete QRG or CG funding request. Each guide takes applicants through:

  • things to consider before you apply
  • how we assess a funding request
  • questions our funding request forms ask and the type of answers we are looking for
  • documents to submit and the assessment process

Click here to see our Useful Guides.

No. If you are successful in receiving funding then you are not eligible to receive a grant again for 12 months.

Funding Advisors are available on the telephone Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm to answer queries and provide assistance with your funding request – call 0800 272 878, option 3. Funding Advisors may contact you for further information or to arrange a meeting to discuss your funding request.

We sometimes have community information sessions where we are available to meet with groups. Please see our Funding Events or Facebook page for our upcoming events.