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.

Arts

  • Arts with a social impact
  • Supporting emerging talent
  • Organisations at a pivotal point

Children and Young People

  • Improving support for disadvantaged children and young people 
  • The rights of vulnerable children and young people 
  • Addressing the root causes of low educational attainment and challenging behaviour
  • Empowering young leaders
  • Young People Leaving Care  - a focused funding stream

Environment

  • Connecting people with nature and environment issues
  • Countering the effects of damaging activity 
  • Nature conservation on land and at sea
  • 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

Food

  • 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.