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Small Charity Research Award

Dear applicant,

The Small Charity Research Award is an opportunity for a charity with an income under £1 million / €1 million to receive a £10,000 research project for free. The nfpResearch team will work closely with the successful charity to design a research project to fulfil your charity and research objectives.  

This is the first time nfpResearch has launched this Award. We are doing so because we believe in the value of research and its role in improving the decisions charities make. We also recognise that many small charities often don’t have the budget for research. We don’t know how many charities will apply and we are open to feedback about the process.  

We have tried to make this application form as simple as possible. We want to know a few things about your charity, the research you’ve done in the past (if any), and what the questions are that you need answers to. We will then get in touch with shortlisted charities to speak about your needs and will then select one charity to work with. The deadline for submissions is Friday 27th January.  We have provided some more information below.

  • Charities must operate in the UK or Ireland 
  • Charities must have an annual income under £1m (if they operate in the UK) or under €1m (if they operate in the Republic of Ireland)
  • The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 27th January 
After the closing date, nfpResearch will contact shortlisted charities for a further conversation about their research questions and potential project plan. nfpResearch will then select a charity to work with.  

The team at nfpResearch are excited to work with the successful charity. Please feel free to get in touch and discuss your ideas with Timothy Harrison-Byrne at