What does The Bell Foundation fund?

The Bell Foundation works in and funds two programmatic areas:

  • Work which improves the educational outcomes for disadvantaged children in the UK who have English as an Additional Language (EAL). These are often immigrant children, but can be children born here with a first language other than English. Details of our strategic priorities in this area are available here.
  • Work (primarily language focused interventions) which contributes to reducing the re-offending rates of ex-prisoners and ex-offenders who have English as a second language.

We are not able to provide any funding for work outside of these two areas, however worthwhile the cause.

Do you work outside the UK?

Our programmes until 2019 will focus on supporting beneficiaries in the UK, although we draw on international solutions and expertise.

Does The Bell Foundation operate grant giving programmes?

The Bell Foundation works in partnership with others, including schools, charities, social enterprises, universities and other funders. Our partnership working typically, but not always, includes the provision of a grant and our support in developing the project beforehand and evaluating it afterwards. You can learn more about how to approach us to discuss partnering with us here.

Does The Bell Foundation fund individual students?

No. The Bell Foundation does not offer scholarships to individual students, although we may consider funding a research grant in one of our programmes.

Where is The Bell Foundation located?

The Bell Foundation is located at Red Cross Lane, Cambridge, CB2 0QU, UK.

How can we contact you?

You can contact us by completing a contact form.

Does The Bell Foundation run a volunteer programme?

No, we do not run a volunteer programme.

How does The Bell Foundation decide on projects?

The Bell Foundation has completed pilot phases in both programmatic areas. Learning from these has been carefully captured, and together with commissioned research has provided us with information to develop strategic programmes currently in two areas.  These are set out on our website and include key objectives for both programmes.

How can I get involved?

We welcome contact from other organisations working in the two programme areas. If your organisation is interested in partnering with us,  please follow the guidance here. For any other questions, please use the contact us form.

Who are The Bell Foundation’s partners?

Our website contains a list of current and past  partner organisations with whom we are working to deliver our programmes.

What should I do if I have a complaint?

If you have a complaint, please email Vikki Hovell, PA to the Director of The Bell Foundation, with full details.

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