Small and local charities (income £25k – £1m) with a proven track record of helping people experiencing complex social issues on a journey of positive change, can now apply for a two-year unrestricted grant of up to £50K. Alongside this, successful charities will be supported by one of the foundation’s regional managers, who will work with them to access organisational development support.
The complex social issues are:
- Addiction and dependency
- Asylum seekers and refugees
- Care leavers
- Domestic abuse
- Homeless and vulnerably housed
- Learning disabilities
- Mental health
- Offending, prison or community service
- Sexual abuse and exploitation
- Trafficking and modern slavery
- Young parents
The foundation has now introduced regional priorities, which consider local need, the prevalence of eligible charities, the nature of the region and the level of investment the foundation has given to each complex social issue in that area. This means that, when you apply, you first select the complex social issue you are working to address (must be at least half of your work), and then the local authority you do the majority of your work in. Based on that information, you will be able to see whether the foundation is currently able to accept an application.