We fund charities
Every year we make grants to hundreds of small and local charities, investing in their work helping people overcome complex social issues across England and Wales.
We provide long-term funding for charities with a proven track record of helping people achieve positive change. We understand that sometimes the most life-changing charities may not always look perfect on paper, and we’re not afraid to take risks where we see great potential.
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What We Fund
We fund work which helps people aged 17+ overcome these complex social issues:
Our Funding Programmes
We provide long-term funding for the day-to-day running of your charity (core costs), and/or the direct delivery of your charity’s work. These are known as Invest grants.
We provide a minimum of £30,000 to a maximum of £100,000, delivered across three years. There is also the opportunity for continuation funding, so your charity could be funded by our Invest grant for up to six years in total.
We accept applications for Invest grants in set annual rounds, see our Funding Timetable page for more information.Find out more
Through Enable grants we fund opportunities for your charity to develop, or trial new approaches to service delivery, so you can become more effective in your work. You may want to improve your charity’s capability in areas such as business development and planning, monitoring, leadership and governance and communications; an Enable grant could put your charity in a stronger position to deliver services and attract more volunteers, funding and support.
We can provide up to a total of £15,000 across one or two years.
Applications for Enable are closed until 28 August 2018.Find out more