The Sir John Fisher Foundation
Giving grants to charitable organisations.

Welcome to Sir John Fisher Foundation

Our 2024 Application deadlines are 1st March 2024 and 1st September 2024

Small Grants 

Our Small Grants programme is for smaller funding opportunities such as events, small projects or equipment. We have two small grants meetings a year. 

Please contact if you wish to discuss a small grant application query with us. The next deadline for applications is:

 1st July 2024

Lady Maria Fisher Foundation 

We are not currently accepting applications in relation to Lady Maria Fisher Foundation.

Medical Research 

Our medical research category is currently closed to new applications.

What We Fund



Medical & Disability



Community Projects

Average maximum award is currently £20,000. Small grant applications can be accepted up to £4,000.

We only offer awards for a maximum of 1 year.

The Barrow District and the Furness Peninsula

The Sir John Fisher Foundation is a charitable trust (UK registered charity number 277844), established in 1980 by Sir John and Lady Maria Fisher. The Foundation’s objective is to distribute its income to charitable causes, throughout the UK, but with special regard to those based in and working for the benefit of people living in Barrow-in-Furness and the Furness Peninsula.

The Foundation supports charitable causes particularly in the six categories of Maritime, Medical, Education, Music, Arts and Community projects in Barrow-in-Furness and the Furness Peninsula.

There are two meetings per year to allocate grants, in May and November. Closing dates for applications are 1st March and 1st September.

From the Blog


2024 May Meeting

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