We Fund

We fund small and local charities, investing in their work helping people overcome complex social issues across England and Wales. 

We are now closed to new funding applications until later this year when we launch our new strategy. 

What to expect when applying for funding

1

Learn about the type of work we fund

Start by selecting the complex social issue your charity mainly focuses on

Start by selecting the complex social issue your charity mainly focuses on

2

Check your eligibility in five minutes

Enter the local authority where you carry out your work

Enter the local authority where you carry out your work

3

We'll send you a link to a short application form

Tell us about your charity, the difference you make and your development needs

Tell us about your charity, the difference you make and your development needs

4

Your application will be reviewed by one of our Grants Officers

We’ll look at how your charity fits with our criteria

We’ll look at how your charity fits with our criteria

5

Have a virtual meeting with one of our managers

We will advise whether or not you will progress to the Grants Panel for a final decision

We will advise whether or not you will progress to the Grants Panel for a final decision

We are now closed to new funding applications until later this year when we launch our new strategy. 

Key funding stats

£17.6m

invested in charities through grants in 2020

723

small and local charities supported at any one time

469

charities received developmental support in 2020

Success stories

Have a look at examples of the work we have funded

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