The Portman Foundation

One of the many ways we support local charitable organisations and good causes is with grants and donations from The Portman Foundation. 

Over many years the Foundation has funded a wide variety of projects in Marylebone and the surrounding area ranging from initiatives to support homeless people through the West London Day Centre, to educational visits for local schoolchildren to the Museum of London. We particularly welcome applications for new projects which may develop over a number of years.

Recently our grant money has been used to support a debt advisory service run by Home Start Westminster and a new initiative by Age UK Westminster to deliver IT training for older residents. We have also had the pleasure of supporting the King Solomon Academy string orchestra. Over the last three years funding from The Portman Foundation has enabled students from the Academy to participate in European tours: an exciting opportunity for them personally and for many, their first such overseas visit. 

Our main criteria is that projects must directly benefit local residents and projects which benefit children and young people are particularly welcome. We are currently working with Hampden Gurney Church of England School on their exciting plans to develop their library facilities and our funding also supports educational initiatives delivered to local schools by both the Police Community Clubs of Great Britain and the Children’s Safety Education Foundation.

CLICK HERE to read a case study about the Hampden Gurney Primary School Library

CLICK HERE to read a case study about The H.A.I.R. Foundation

CLICK HERE to read a case study about KIDS. 

CLICK HERE to read a case study about Teach First

CLICK HERE to read a case study from the Museum of London


For further information about how to make an application and for a copy of our grant-giving guidelines please contact

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