The CAF Tourle Foundation Fund seeks to award grants to local charities delivering services for local people in all parts of the UK.


The CAF Tourle Foundation Fund seeks to award grants to local charitable organisations delivering services for local people in all parts of the UK. This 10 year programme is funded through the generosity of a £4.5m legacy left for CAF to distribute for this purpose.

Organisations must be able to evidence that the project will be delivered to local people, whilst demonstrating the need and difference it will make.


Our target audience are small place based charitable organisations providing a service to the heart of their community within the UK. 

An example would be a charitable organisation set up by the community in a village, providing services to older people in isolation; a small community group on an estate providing drop in sessions for teenagers etc.

Organisations applying must:

  • be applying for up to £5,000
  • be providing a service to the heart of your community
  • be a community charitable organisation whose reach is within a  localised catchment area
  • be able to demonstrate the need of the project
  • have an annual income below £50,000
  • have charitable aims and objectives
  • operate within the UK
  • be able to demonstrate impact and value for money.


Areas considered may include:

  • projects with a community led ethos – this may be born from a community challenge or idea and run by  members of the local community
  • organisations that find it difficult to attract mainstream funding
  • projects demonstrating the organisation is providing something which would not otherwise be available locally
  • projects demonstrating the organisation is doing great work that they are not recognised for.


  • Organisations not providing local services for local people
  • Organisations that are regional and national
  • Organisations that are not charitable
  • Organisations based outside  the UK and/or delivering outside of the UK
  • Organisations that have an annual income over £50,000
  • Organisations in receipt of a grant from this programme within the last 2 years
  • Political organisations or those promoting one faith/religion
  • Requests for retrospective funding
  • Applications from individuals. (We suggest that you find a few like-minded people and create a group for your project).


Please read the application guidance to help you decide whether the fund is right for you.

Find out how to apply by going to the next section.

Please note: When applying, you will be directed to our carefully selected service provider (Buzzacott) to enter your details. Your data will only be used for the purposes of assessing your organisation's suitablility for this programme and to inform you of related services provided by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and our partners, where you have consented for us to do so. Please refer to the Privacy Policies of CAF and Buzzacott for more information on how your data will be used.


Open for
Deadline for
5pm on
22 January 2018
 28 February 2018
 28 March 2018


Applications are now open. 

Please read the grant application guidance before starting the application process. The application form can be accessed from the link below and you will need to register before you can start.

If you have already started your application, you can return to your saved application form here.

Should you have any questions about the CAF Tourle Foundation Fund, then please call us on +44 (0) 3000 123 334 or email us at