Esmée's response to the Cost of Living crisis

In recognition of the extraordinary rise in the cost of living over the past year, we are committing an extra £7.4m to organisations we fund who are being affected by rising costs.

In January, we will be offering an uplift payment for most grants made in or before 2022, where work is ongoing in January 2023 and is being affected by rising costs.

The payment will represent 10% of Esmée’s most recent grant payment made in 2022 as well as any further outstanding grant payments (capped at a maximum payment of £60,000). We hope that this additional contribution will enable them to make progress in difficult times.

We also want to reiterate the flexibility of our support. This includes, where helpful, moving payment dates, and offering a call rather than a written report.

We will be writing to the organisations we support with more details in the week beginning 23 January. If you have any questions about this, please email:


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