We recognise that charities are often dealing with complex issues and we try to provide as much advice and support as we can in addition to donations. We are always happy to answer telephone and e-mail enquiries and to give pre-application support as appropriate. We can sometimes meet with potential applicants but only once we have received an application. We commit the human capital of the Trustees and strong governance to leverage financial capital in supporting both entrepreneurial and long standing philanthropic endeavours and crisis work both in the UK and globally.
Our aim is to fund effective people and organisations that can make a difference. We are an independent grant-maker and we are willing to take risks and support new ideas; however, we will also fund ongoing work, which can show it makes a difference. Donations can take the form of core funding including salaries and general running costs, project grants or capital grants for building or equipment. Put simply, we fund both restricted funding project work but also unrestricted funding, allowing our applicants to use our funds as they see fit at the heart of the running costs of their organisations.