We use all our tools to unlock change
We want to play an active role ourselves in responding to the critical issues facing our society. As a funder we have a range of tools – including grants and investments - we can use to effect change.
We will now use all our tools to broker alliances, use our influence and remove barriers to achieve our impact goals.
We support organisations' charitable work with unrestricted, core and project grants. Learn more about our approach to funding and what you can expect from us.Read more
We believe that social investment is a powerful and financially sustainable tool we use, alongside grants and our own actions, to achieve our impact goals. Learn more about our approach to social investment.Read more
We offer a range of capacity building support to organisations we fund to help them achieve greater impact.Read more
Convening and connecting
We connect people and organisations to foster dialogue, share learning, create joint opportunities and develop new, collective approaches. We also work in partnership ourselves.Read more
Insights and learning
We share insights from our work along with research and evaluation we've commissioned, and key publications from work we fund.Read more
Research and evidence building
We are not a research funder, but we will commission research and build evidence where it can help us to achieve our impact goals. We share this under insights and learning.
We support new ideas which contribute to our impact goals as well as those which work across our aims to unblock barriers, test new approaches or build movements for change.
Infrastructure and intermediaries
We support key infrastructure organisations and intermediaries, which contribute to our impact goals and work across our aims to ensure the independence, capacity and integrity of the charity sector.
Influencing and co-design
We back the work we care about: co-designing initiatives, making links, and amplifying impact through our communications. We push for change on issues that are key to our impact goals. We recognise the expertise of others, through the Involving Young People Collective, and Our Natural World Advisory Panel.
Data and digital
We value the role that data and digital play in both our own strategy and those we fund. We publish our funding as open data, and embrace opportunities brought by tech innovation and are open to experimenting with new technologies that support our aims.
Communications about our funding
Guidance for organisations we work with on communications about our funding, including logo files, press release quotes, and how to get in touch with our Communications team.Find out more
Useful Sector Resources
Useful sector resources on a range of topics including legal, fundraising, campaigning, digital and safeguarding.Find out more
Meeting room facilities in our central London office are available for organisations we fund to book, free of charge.Find out more
We publish all our grants and social investments on 360Giving, an initiative that aims to help UK funders share their data in an open and standard format online.Find out more
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