What we fund

We fund across four main sectors – Arts, Children and Young People, Environment and Social Change – as well as through our Food funding strand. Across all our funding we aim to unlock and enable potential, back the unorthodox and unfashionable, build collective networks and catalyse system change.

We offer three types of support: grants, social investments and Grants Plus support.


  • Organisations at a pivotal point - organisationally or artistically
  • Development of emerging talent
  • Art as an instrument for social change, community cohesion or participation

Children and Young People

  • Social and emotional development of disadvantaged children and young people
  • The rights of vulnerable children and young people
  • Addressing the root causes of low educational attainment and challenging behaviour
  • Civic and political participation for young people under-represented in decision-making
  • Young people leaving care


  • Connecting people with nature
  • Large-scale conservation of natural environments on land and at sea
  • Countering the effects of damaging human activities
  • Lesser known plants, animals and organisms

Social Change

  • Participation – marginalised and excluded individuals and groups
  • Place – revitalising community life
  • Injustice – systemic change around injustice and inequality


  • Local innovation in alternative approaches
  • Food and wellbeing
  • Working towards a more coherent food sector

Social investment

We provide social investment in various types of repayable finance with the aim of creating social impact and a financial return.