We will launch a new five-year strategy in October 2020.
We are looking forward to sharing it with you. Under our new strategy, our work will have three aims: our natural world; a fairer future; and creative, confident communities.
Our Natural World
We want to ensure that our natural world is restored and protected and that people benefit from that recovery. Working with others, we will contribute to three key impact goals: preserved and improved species health and habitats, clean and healthy freshwater, and sustainable and ethical food.
A Fairer Future
We want to contribute to a just and anti-racist society, where those most likely to have their rights denied have those rights protected, as well as the opportunity to speak and be heard, and the freedom to express their creativity. We want to shine new light on areas of need and challenge the cultures, systems and behaviours that stand in the way of change.
Creative, Confident Communities
We want to strengthen the bonds in communities, helping local people to build vibrant, confident places where they can fulfil their creative, human and economic potential. Places where the local economy works better for the people who live there, where there is equality of access to arts and culture, and where communities are at the heart of change.
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Learn about our people, our governance and history as well as our approach to investment and see our annual reports.Find out more
Learn more about our impact goals and priorities for the next five years. We also share insights and learning as well as information about what we fund.Find out more
Working in collaboration with others, we use all our tools to achieve our shared goals and to effect broader change. Learn more about our range of tools and support.Find out more
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