Funding programme

Our current grant-making is focused on the issues around poverty in the UK.

Our funding is supporting communities in need, within the geographic areas identified on this map

- Westminster, 
- Cheshire West and Chester, 
- North West Rural Lancashire (near the Forest of Bowland) and 
- North West Sutherland.  

All funding must meet the criteria:
- ‘Supporting Communities in Need’ or ‘Vulnerable Groups’ and
- ‘Building Resilience’ or ‘Crisis Intervention'.

If your application does not meet these criteria, please do not apply.  Please find a list of the type of applications we do not fund here.

Funding must be made through our online application form. 

Read our application guidelines.

Please note that our Major Grants programme is now closed to unsolicited appeals.


  • Applications for the 2017 grants programme are now closed.
  • Any applications made through the online application form will be reviewed in 2018.
  • Grants will be available for one-off requests of up to £5,000