Our Programmes

Our programmes are designed to support charities that help people experiencing multiple disadvantage make positive and lasting changes to their lives at critical points.



Invest provides longer term core or delivery of work funding for eligible charities which are delivering clear outcomes as a result of their work. These grants are up to £25,000 per year for three years, with the opportunity for continuation funding for a further period – up to six years in total.



Enable provides smaller, shorter term grants to strengthen eligible charities, helping them to better deliver services and attract funding. Grants are awarded to charities which have identified clear development needs. These grants are up to a total £15,000 over one to two years.




Transform is a policy, practice and infrastructure grants programme for domestic and sexual abuse charities


Invest grants provide longer term core or direct delivery funding for eligible charities that are delivering clear outcomes as a result of their work. These grants are from £10,000 up to a maximum of £25,000 per year for two or three years, with the opportunity for continuation funding for a further period – up to six years in total.

Invest grants fund core organisational costs, meaning those related to the day to day running of a charity. We also fund costs associated with the direct delivery of a charity’s work. Applications for Invest grants are accepted in three annual rounds.

*Please note that due to the unavailability of the local Grant Manager we are unable to accept Invest applications from the following places until 2017: East Anglia; and London Boroughs: Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Haringey, Enfield, Barnet*

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Enable grants provide a great opportunity to strengthen eligible charities so they can deliver more effectively, and are awarded to eligible charities that have identified clear development areas. Enable grants are up to a total of £15,000 over one or two years, and can reinvigorate charities through funding organisational improvements, development of areas such as leadership and governance, improved systems and demonstrating outcomes. These developments put charities in a stronger position to better deliver services and attract funding.

Enable is not a small grants programme and funds work to support identified development needs. Enable grant cannot fund core costs/existing running costs.  The costs of the work must be additional to those you would be incurring anyway.  

Applications for Enable grants are accepted on an ongoing basis.

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Enhance is a grants plus model offering a range of flexible, ‘in kind’ support in addition to an Invest or Enable grant with the aim of strengthening the effectiveness of those we fund in reaching disadvantaged people. Working with a number of partners, including Lloyds Banking Group, we provide non-financial, tailored support to our grant recipients, drawing on relevant expertise and existing volunteering capability.

Enhance support cannot be applied for. We work with charities that are successful in applying for an Invest or Enable grant, to identify whether support under the Enhance programme is right for them.

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Transform grants offer up to £100,000 over two years to strengthen the domestic and sexual abuse sectors – it does not fund service delivery or capacity building for individual charities. It is focused on projects which bring wider benefits for the sector.

Find out more about Transform