Our Aims & Who We Fund

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.

We are interested in funding charitable causes which we believe to be unpopular both in society, and with other funders. Our focus is currently on adults within seven beneficiary groups:

  • Asylum seekers and refugees*
  • Gypsies and Travellers
  • Migrant communities*
  • Offenders and ex-offenders
  • Older people
  • People experiencing mental health problems
  • People experiencing violence or abuse

We aim to help organisations to become sustainable, supporting running and core costs to enable them to have flexibility, security and longevity. * We do not fund organisations working with single nationalities

Within the beneficiary groups, we focus on work with adults (not children or young people). 

Examples of some of our recent grants can be found here.

If the beneficiaries of your work do not include a significant proportion of people from one or more of these seven groups it is highly unlikely that your application will be successful.

If your work does not directly benefit one or more of the seven groups mentioned, but 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 check that your work does not fall into the Exclusions listed.

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