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Alchemy Foundation Grants

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Grants are available to registered charities for disability, social welfare inner city community projects, penal reform, and respite for carers in England and Wales.

Fund Information

Funding body:

Alchemy Foundation

Maximum value:


Application deadline:

None specified


The Alchemy Foundation was set up as the Starlight Foundation in 1985 and the name was changed two years later.

The Alchemy Foundation is connected to another charity, The Orpheus Centre Trust, with which it co-operates in the pursuit of its charitable objectives.

Objectives of Fund

The charity supports a range of charitable work.

Value Notes

A substantial proportion of the total funds available are allocated in the form of repeat grants for projects previously supported. The amount available for supporting new projects is, therefore, limited.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees.

Match Funding Restrictions

Match funding is not a specified requirement.

Who Can Apply

Registered charities in England and Wales may apply.


England and Wales


Funding is not available for individuals.

Eligible Expenditure

The charity's objects are particularly focused on the following:

  • The Alchemist Scheme, which receives about half of the available funding.

  • Disability, especially mobility, access, help lines and communications.

  • Social welfare, including inner city community projects, disaffected youth, family mediation, homelessness.

  • Respite for carers.

  • Penal reform, including work with prisoners, especially young prisoners, and their families.

How To Apply

The Foundation does not have a website, a published email address or telephone number.

Applicants should write to the Alchemy Foundation for information on how to apply.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Richard Stilgoe OBE
    Alchemy Foundation
    Trevereux Manor
    Limpsfield Chart
    RH8 0TL

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