In our new strategy, Reaching Further, we’ve committed to partnering with small and local charities to help people overcome complex social issues and rebuild their lives over the next five years.

Our Approach - We fund, we develop, we influence


More than 30 years of grantmaking, combined with hard hitting reports from the sector shows that for small and local charities demand is rising, yet charities are under pressure to deliver their services with fewer resources.

Independent research we commissioned into the #valueofsmall shows that small and local charities provide a distinctive value for people dealing with complex social issues, so our ongoing support to them is vital.

We’re committed to partnering with charities as more than just a funder – also offering developmental support to build confidence and expertise among charity leaders, helping them thrive far beyond the life of their grant and equipping them to be stronger and more sustainable.

Our work to influence policy and practice draws from the relationships we build with charities and the evidence we gather. We believe by pushing for changes to policy and practice to help charities thrive we can address the root causes and consequences of complex social issues.

Read Our Strategy