Application Process

How to Apply to the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe

Who Can Apply?

Any organisation or institution active in Europe (including Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus), whose activities qualify as charitable under UK charity law , is eligible to apply to the Foundation for funding.

First Stage Application

Eligible organisations should complete the online First Stage Application Form for the relevant category by Sunday, 28 July 2013. Questions on this form relate to a brief description of the project, the capacity of the staff to manage the project and a preliminary version of the project budget. Please remember to list all amounts in £ sterling (GBP) using the latest exchange rate.

All applicants will be advised by Friday, 16 August 2013 about the outcome of their first stage application. Successful applicants will be asked to fill in a Second Stage Application Form, and others will be notified that their project will not be considered further.

Second Stage Application

You will have access to the Second Stage Application Form specific to the category you applied to from Friday, 16 August 2013. Your form, together will all the relevant supporting documents, must be submitted through our website by midnight, Sunday, 22 September 2013. We do not accept submission of applications via email. Please be aware that applications lacking any piece of required supporting documentation will be deemed incomplete and will not be processed by the Foundation.

Submission of a Second Stage Application Form does NOT guarantee funding.


Your referees must submit their forms to the Foundation by Friday, 4 October 2013. Grants up to a TOTAL of £20,000 require one referee. Grants over a TOTAL of £20,000 require two referees. The Foundation may also consult another independent referee to review your application


The Trustees of the Foundation will meet in December 2013 to consider these applications, and you will be notified regarding the outcome in January 2014.

If the Trustees decide to award your organisation a grant, you will receive a formal letter, the terms and conditions of the grant, a form requesting your bank details and a baseline report form. You must sign, fill in and return each of these documents to us before we are able to make any grant payments. Failure to provide the relevant information or sign the required forms could lead to cancellation of your grant.

Please note:
Our Academic Jewish Studies programme is currently closed and will re-open in December 2013 for the 2014-15 academic year. You may wish to consult the FAQ pages from the 2013 round as preparation for any future applications.

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