We cannot fund any activities that:

  • Aim to exclusively change behaviour, for example lifestyle advice on healthy eating or nutrition, giving up smoking, or losing weight.
  • Are the legal responsibility of statutory services.
  • Are from individuals or that benefit just one individual.
  • Offer mainly one-to-one support.
  • Result in a majority of the grant being passed to another organisation to deliver.
  • Are proposed by profit-making organisations, which includes all Limited Liability Partnerships and Companies Limited by Shares.
  • Are party political or religious in intention, practice or appearance.
  • Duplicate funding such as activities already funded by another organisation.
  • Have already happened.
  • Are loan repayments.
  • Are capital items only without any running costs.
  • Are contingency, evaluation or unspecified costs.
  • Are fundraising costs.
  • Are proposed by organisations that are non-compliant with their regulators (for example, Charity Commission, OSCR or Companies House) at the time of application. We will also not consider applications from organisations which have a significant history of non-compliance. We may take an exception if there are clear mitigating circumstances for your organisation's non-compliance.
  • Include an intentionality to cause physical harm.