About Us

Supporting charities to make a difference

The Morrisons Foundation supports charities making a positive difference in local communities. Since launching in 2015 we’ve donated over £40m to help good causes across England, Scotland and Wales.

How we do it

We award grants to fully fund charity projects which improve people’s lives and match fund the money that Morrisons colleagues raise for their chosen charities.

Charities are encouraged to read our Grant Funding policy before submitting an application.

How we're funded

We receive all of our income from Wm Morrison Supermarkets Limited, which founded the Foundation in 2015.

How we work

Morrisons colleagues act as ambassadors for the Foundation. They help to raise awareness at a local level, encourage charities to apply for funding and organise presentations.

How we're governed

Our seven trustees set the direction of the Foundation and ensure it fulfills its charitable purposes.

£37 Million

Donated in Grant Funding

£3 Million

Donated in Match Funding

Our Trustees

Grant funding

Our grant funding programme supports registered charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives in communities across England, Scotland and Wales.


We have set funding objectives, which are:

  1. Tackling poverty and social deprivation
  2. Enhancing community spaces, facilities and services
  3. Improving health and wellbeing

Charities applying should ensure their project meets at meets at least one of the funding objectives.

For full eligibility criteria click here to check out our Grant Funding page...




Match funding

Match funding supports the charities that Morrisons colleagues spend their time fundraising for, and provides a cash boost to their efforts. Match funding is available for Morrisons colleagues twice a year. It can support a range of fundraising activities and events including:

Personal Challenge

Personal Challenge

Keith Stevens completed the London Marathon in support of Tommy's

Putting the Fun in Fundraising!

Putting the Fun in Fundraising!

Heather Meakin took part in a fun 'Colour Rush' fundraiser in support of Alzheimers Research UK.

Daredevil Events

Daredevil Events

Demelza House received support thanks to Karen Pearce braving a sponsored skydive


Can the Foundation support Community Interest Companies (CICs) and Social Enterprises?

The Foundation’s donations are only available for charities registered with the Charity Commission or Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. Organisations that are not registered charities, such as CICs or companies with exempt charitable status are not eligible for support.

Are there financial limits to what I can apply for?

Grant funding applications have a limit of £10,000 and must be submitted to fully-funded projects, we do not part-funded projects or make contributions to ongoing fundraising appeals. Match funding is limited to two applications per colleague per year.

What types of grant funding applications are considered?

Applications should deliver on (at least) one of three objectives to be considered for support, these are: 1. Tackling poverty and social deprivation; 2. Enhancing community spaces, facilities and services; 3. Improving health and wellbeing

When can we apply?

Applications are accepted on a continual basis, there is no deadline to submit a request.

How long do applications take?

Grant funding requests that meet our criteria take around eight weeks to be considered. Match funding applications from colleagues are usually reviewed within two weeks and, in the event of successful request, the payment is made directly to the charity within six weeks of approval.

How will I be notified?

We’ll let you know the outcome of your application by email.

What is the success rate of grant funding applications?

Due to the large number of applications received, we are currently only able to support around 10% of grant funding requests.

Can charities reapply for a grant if they have been unsuccessful in the past?

Charities cannot apply for the same project for a period of 12 months following an unsuccessful request.

How do I contact the Morrisons Foundation?

The best way to get in touch is via email on foundation.enquiries@morrisonsplc.co.uk

Annual Reviews

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2015-2016Annual Report 2015-2016
2016-2017Annual Report 2015-2016
2017-2018Annual Report 2017-2018
2018-2019Annual Report 2018-2019
2019-2020Annual Report 2019-2020
2020-2021Annual Report 2020-2021
2021Annual Report 2021
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