About the Ideas and Pioneers Fund
** The Ideas and Pioneers Fund is currently closed to new applications**
Read our statement for further information.
The Fund provided grants of up to £15,000 to support people with a vision of a better society to explore their ideas for change.
These were our priorities:
- Applications that focused on early stages of exploring ideas
- Innovative ideas
- People with the potential to create change
- People who are committed to enabling others to shape their lives and lead change
This video introduces some of the pioneers we’re currently supporting.
While the Fund is closed, you may find this list of alternative funders useful:
- SSE (School for Social Entrepreneurs)
- The National Lottery Community Fund
- Big Issue Invest
- Edge Fund
- Foyle Foundation
- Bethnal Green Ventures (tech only)
- The Fore
- Stephen Lloyd Awards
- Churchill Scholarship
We also recommend registering with Charity Excellence.