Grants are available to small registered charities, voluntary groups and charitable organisations in the UK for work that makes a difference to people’s lives as opposed to simply alleviating the symptoms or current problems and should aim to reduce isolation, stigma and discrimination.
To be eligible, the work must directly benefit adults from the following groups, or generalist work which includes significant numbers from more than one such group:
- Asylum seekers and refugees (but not groups working with a single nationality).
- Gypsies and Travellers.
- Migrant communities.
- Offenders and ex-offenders.
- Older people.
- People experiencing mental health problems.
- People experiencing violence or abuse
One-off grants are available from £500 and £15,000 are available. The average grant is between £5,000 and £6,000.
Overall, the Foundation wishes to fund work which:
- Will make a lasting difference to people’s lives rather than simply alleviating the symptoms or current problems.
- Is aimed at reducing isolation, stigma and discrimination.
- Encourages or enables unpopular groups to share in the life of the whole community.