Thank you for visiting the Shears Foundation website. We are a family foundation making grants in the North East of England, York, Harrogate, Greater Manchester and The City of Bradford.

The Shears Foundation strategically supports a number of core charities that we have built a long term relationship with. In addition, we have a small grants programme with fixed grants of £5,500. In response to the cost of living crisis, the trustees have agreed to increase this from the previous level of £5,000.

If you would like to apply for a £5,500 grant, we need to have a conversation with you, and find out a little more before you apply. Please give us a call on 07544 380316. We normally work on Monday and Tuesday each week.

Applications where we have not had a conversation prior to application will not be considered by our trustees.