What we do

Our vision is to create a just world free from poverty

We’re doing this by funding and investing in amazing organisations across the UK and around the world. We fund a huge variety of organisations, each one working to tackle the key issues of our time.

How we make change

We aim to root our support with those closest to the people we intend to help. We recognise funding alone won’t be enough to bring about the change we want to see, so we're always learning and adopting new tools to achieve the greatest impact around our funding.

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Investing Direct

We believe that organisations closest to context, are best placed to find solutions to the problems they face. We will invest in unsung heroes, medium-sized organisations who share our vision for change.

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Engaging Real Experience

We believe sharing people’s own stories and experiences can drive positive change, we want to listen, learn from, and better share this experience through our platforms.

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Investing in Intermediary Partners

We believe that community-driven change makes a huge contribution, but recognise we’re not best placed to invest direct in highly localized projects. We will support specialist funders with expertise of engaging and working with communities they exist to help. 

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Learning

We believe by sharing evidence and insight, we can drive change, and continuously innovate, adapt and improve what we do.

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Influencing

We believe by championing and convening alongside others, we can contribute to accelerating changes in attitudes, policies and practices on the issues we care about.

Our core issues

Genuine impact requires focus; so we target four key issue areas in set geographic locations. We’ve named these:

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We also support Social Tech investments and Sport for Change approaches that cut across our core issues where possible.

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Where we work

We operate in key priority countries around the world, and all four nations in the UK. We aim to split our funding 50/50 between the UK and rest of the world. These are the countries we are currently prioritising: 

Map of all countries The UK, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Do you think you might be eligible for funding? Take a look at our application process here

Projects we’re currently funding

We’re currently supporting hundreds of projects in the UK and around the world. You’ll find more information below. Go to our transparency page to find out more about how we’re being open about the money we spend.

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