What We Do

The Breadsticks Foundation has embarked on a strategic review that will, in the long term, see a reduction in the size of grants made and a narrower focus to grant making. As a result, the Foundation will not be taking on any new grants until this process is complete, likely end 2018. Please check back then for further information.

The Foundation supports programmes aimed at improving the quality of life within marginalised communities. We have a particular interest in health, education and child and youth development. Where necessary, we work directly with other grant-making foundations to achieve these aims.

We aim to build close, long-term partnerships with the organisations we support. Where possible we aim to provide partner organisations with long-term core funding but will also provide project-related grants. Grant sizes vary.

The countries in which the Foundation currently works are the United Kingdom, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, India, Indonesia and Laos. The Breadsticks Foundation will consider programmes outside these core countries from across Africa and India but, unless the Trustees judge the programme to be outstanding, there is a low probability of success.

The Foundation will not sponsor individuals or fund animals, medical research or capital and building projects. It will not fund faith-based programmes unless they work with beneficiaries from all faiths and none.

We participate closely in monitoring and evaluation with our partners and, in order to achieve this, require half-yearly progress reports on each grant. In assessing a grant application, we will analyse each applicant’s financial reports and accounts and will conduct telephone and face-to-face interviews.