Who We Are

The Linbury Trust is a UK-based grant-making foundation; we are part of the wider Sainsbury Family Trust network. You can read more about the Sainsbury Family Trusts here: http://www.sfct.org.uk/

The Linbury Trust was established by Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover KG, and his wife Anya, Lady Sainsbury CBE, the former ballerina, Anya Linden.

The Linbury Trust made its first grant award in 1973 and since then has awarded grants of almost £200million.

How We Work

The Linbury Trust does not generally accept unsolicited applications. We appreciate that a highly competitive open application process can be time consuming for the organisation applying.

Through recommendation, partnership work and research, we identify organisations we want to work with. We aim to be more conversational than transactional and we invite applications for projects we are interested in supporting. The Linbury Trust has a small and dedicated staff team, and our Trustees take the final decisions on which projects to support.

What We Fund

We fund a wide variety of projects in the fields of culture (including arts, dance, museums and heritage) as well projects that improve the lives of people experiencing disadvantage, including older people, young people and homelessness.

We provide support for projects that support the environment; we also occasionally support work overseas, especially in the fields of emergency relief.

Recent awards have included support to the Art Fund to purchase Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage and associated art and archive collections; supporting Ballet Black with their 2020 tour of The Waiting Game; and working with the 999 Club, supporting homeless people and rough sleepers.

Please follow our twitter account for more information on projects we have supported.

Other Sources of Funding

We are not able to support all the ideas shared with us; there are a variety of resources available that may help you to find a suitable funder for your work.

Finally, if you are searching for funds, a good place to start is to talk to your local Community Foundation, CVS or Council as many offer grants, advice and sources of help.

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