The scheme is intended to support smaller charitable organisations undertaking projects for young people, the disabled, terminally ill patients and others in need. The main objective of the Trustees’ grant-making is to improve lives and to lift people’s aspirations.
The Foundation supports the following:
- Youth: to help disadvantaged young people, supporting youth projects through education, the arts, sport and adventurous activities.
- Disabled: to improve the quality of life of those with a mental or physical disability.
- The elderly and terminally ill: to improve the quality of life of the elderly and those receiving end of life care.
- Miscellaneous support: other social welfare projects such as those for carers, the homeless and ex-offenders.
Although funding is at the discretion of the Trustees, the Foundation notes:
- Typically, grants of up to £5,000 are regularly made and occasional larger sums are given to charities where high impact can be achieved.
- Smaller charities may receive smaller grants of £250 upwards.