Brighton Yoga Foundation Small Grants Scheme

Do you love yoga?

Do you want to share its many benefits with new people?

Would you like a small grant to help you get an exciting idea off the ground?

Brighton Yoga Foundation is delighted to announce that we are able to offer small grant pot of £1000, aimed at making yoga more accessible to the wider community, particularly those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to access the health, social and personal benefits of yoga, such as marginalised or disadvantaged communities.

This type of grant-making builds on the work of the Brighton Yoga Festival in making yoga accessible to all, throughout the year.

In 2016, we provided funding for Clocktower Sanctuary’s Yoga for Young Homeless, a programme of classes for young homeless people in Brighton. Now it’s your turn to bring your idea or project to life.

Who can apply?

Whilst we particularly encourage applications from yoga teachers, the small grants scheme is open to any person, group or project, who would like to bring the benefits of yoga to diverse communities

How much can I apply for?

There is up to £1000 available in total. The money may be allocated to a single project or in smaller amounts across more than one project. This will depend on the applications received and the final decision of the grants panel – our aim is for the money to have the best possible impact. You should apply for the amount you think you need. Your project should begin by 01/04/2018.

What can I spend it on?

Anything that brings yoga to marginalised or disadvantaged communities – and by this we mean anyone who might not easily access yoga due to, for example, physical or mental ill health or disability, transport issues, refugee status, gender or sexual identity. These are just a few examples; there are many reasons why people may not have the time, money, confidence or ability to access a yoga class.

Do I have to report on how I spent it?

We would love to promote your great work so we’ll ask you to tell us a little about what you have achieved – perhaps you can come along to the BY Festival 2018 to tell your story, maybe even with some of the beneficiaries, or you can send us some photos or a video or write a short blog. Don’t worry we can support you with this.

How do I apply?

Email us at relax@brightonyogafoundation.org with a short outline of your idea and if it fits with our aims and objectives, we will contact you to invite you to proceed to our application process. The closing date for applications is 5pm, 30th November 2017.

Download the BYF_grants_app form  and send it to relax@brightonyogafoundation.org