Funding is available to support organisations in the UK that are in the early phases of thinking about a merger.
Grants of up to £15,000 are available.
The Merger Fund is provided by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
Funding is available to support not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are in the early phases of thinking about a merger.
Applications may be submitted at any time.
The Foundation invites applications from charities and not-for-profit organisations that are properly constituted and benefit a group of people in the United Kingdom.
Applicants to the fund need to be at, or close to, the preliminary stage of discussions with an identified potential merger partner (or partners).
The focus of the merging organisations must come under the Foundation’s areas of interest: the arts; education and learning; the environment; and social change.
Organisations applying to the Merger Fund must also demonstrate that they have unrestricted reserves equivalent to at least three months’ running costs. This applies to all parties involved with the merger feasibility investigations.