As an independent, endowed foundation we have the freedom to plan and fund for the long term, with the flexibility to respond to the here and now. And as the operating environment for the people that we support feels increasingly fractured, we feel the need to act and think about how and where our resources can go furthest in helping to overcome disadvantage and inequality.
Trustees have chosen to respond by starting to award more major grants to key organisations that are seen as critical and influential. Each organisation has national impact and reach and has shown creativity, innovation and resilience in their work. These gifts will help to build on strong relationships and deep knowledge of the sectors in which these organisations operate and, we hope, will provide them with the support they need to do even more.
Our wish is that new approach to funding will provide long term stability, helping to secure the future wellbeing of the organisations we are supporting and crucially the communities and people that they serve.
Please see our grants database for more information.
Major Grants are awarded at the discretion of trustees and are considered by invitation only.