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.
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.
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.
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.
We believe by sharing evidence and insight, we can drive change, and continuously innovate, adapt and improve what we do.
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.
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:
We are also currently piloting investing along migratory routes from the Middle East and North Africa into Europe and the UK to meet the immediate and long-term needs of people forced to flee their homes. As we learn more about the impact of this approach we will scale to other routes.
We prioritise those who are seeking long term funding to deliver and scale their solutions. We fund small or start up organisations through local partners. We directly fund medium sized organisations (£250,000 - £10m annual turnover) for whom we believe our funding can make the biggest difference.
Our partners should demonstrate a commitment to putting the people they seek to serve at the heart of their decision making. This means that we work with organisations who can evidence input from, and accountability to those they work on behalf of.