Our Funding Aims & Criteria

Our aims are to fund work which:

  • will make a lasting difference to people’s lives rather than simply alleviating the symptoms or current problems;

  • is aimed at reducing isolation, stigma and discrimination, and;

  • encourages or enables unpopular groups to share in the life of the whole community.

 Our funding programmes:

Within the first six funding programmes, we focus funding solely on adults. 

The Young People’s Programme can support people aged approx 12-21 from across a broader range of backgrounds.

We aim to help organisations to become sustainable, supporting running and core costs to enable them to have flexibility, security and longevity.

We are interested in funding charitable causes which we believe to be unpopular both in society, and with other funders.

If you believe your work to be an unpopular cause, both in society generally, and with other funders, and something you think the Foundation may be interested in funding, please email us to tell us more.

Please also check through the following to make sure you fit our remit:

Size of organisation? To make sure our grants have an impact, we only fund smaller organisations. If you work across a local area such as a village, estate or town, to be eligible you will need to have an income of less than around £100,000. At the other end of the spectrum, if you work across the whole of the UK you will need to have an income of less than around £250,000.

Type of organisation? We fund organisations which are registered charities, and also other organisations which are not charities but which seek funding for a charitable project. (Such as constituted voluntary groups or Community Interest Companies for example.)

We do not make grants to individuals.

Geographical area? We make grants across the United Kingdom. The only exception is that we do not fund work within Greater London. Organisations which have their offices in London are eligible provided the people who benefit from their work are not only in London.

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Application Closing Date

The closing date for new applications for our February trustee meeting is Monday 11th December.

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