They fund work that helps people age 17+ to overcome complex social issues including:
They also offer grants towards capacity building for organisations. Though this programme is currently closed. Check website for news.
Varies according to programme
Charitable trust or foundation
Registered charities only or CIOs working with people aged 17 and over, who are facing the complex social issues listed above and that operate in England and Wales.
You must have been delivering services for at least one year and be able to submit a full year's accounts.
Your income in the last set of published accounts must be greater than
£25,000 and less than £1 million.
You also need to show:
You work with individuals in depth
The work is person centred, holistic and targeted on the people that you are
seeking to support.
You take individuals on a journey of change towards a positive outcome/s
Do not fund CICs, nor:
Medical care or medical research
Online or telephone advice services
Events or short-term interventions including holidays and trips
Significant capital purchases or building work and purchase of vehicles
The promotion of religion. (This does not exclude organisations that may have a religious element to them as long as their charitable objectives show a wider
Sponsorship or funding towards an appeal
Work that has already taken place
Grant size depends on the funding programme, but average is around £15,000.
Depending on the funding programme, they fund charities to continue and develop existing community-based work, or to develop the organisation or its services. They can support charities in a range of ways – examples include funding to: ● Enable the continued provision of services ● Support the expansion of services ● Help improve the quality of services ● Maintain and or improve their capacity and or effectiveness ● Encourage learning and best practice ● Lobby or campaign at a local, regional or national level They make grants of one to three years that are appropriate to the size and needs of each charity.
Online application form
Do read guidelines carefully for the specific programme you're applying to