The Advisory Council of the Granada Foundation has a purpose is to “encourage the study and appreciation of the fine arts and sciences and to promote education, with a particular interest in activity in the North West of England.”

The Foundation welcomes applications which aim to engage and inspire young people and adults to take an interest in science.

The majority of grant applications are from organisations promoting the arts, so we are actively seeking to fund more science projects.

If you are based in the North West (defined as the old Granada TV region – so including Cumbria and bits of the Peak District), and have something in mind, do have a look at our website which gives details of how to apply.

Some details which may be useful: the advisory panel meets three times year – the next meeting will be in Feb/Mar 2013 and the fund gives awards in the order of a few thousand pounds normally – most of those awarded have been between £2000 and £10,000. Given the size of the awards, on the whole (but not always) the foundation isn’t the sole funder of a project – so we might give some money to allow an existing project to extend its work in some way. Really the terms are very flexible – and an inspiring bid is what’s required!

If you’d like to discuss potential applications email John Baxter at