A proactive funder dedicated to supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people to access the opportunities and gain the skills they need to lead fulfilled lives and meet their potential. We seek out exciting partnerships with organizations who put young people at the centre of their work.
We fund innovative youth charities over three year periods who can demonstrate the difference they are making. We seek to add-value to our grants where we can, for example through supporting thematic learning; monitoring and evaluation; sector collaboration; expansion of proven initiatives or piloting of new ideas.
We work across the South East and South West – specifically Berkshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Sussex and Wiltshire – primarily supporting charities that are rooted in those communities. Occasionally we fund national charities that have a unique role to fill that fits with our strategy.
We are passionate about doing everything we can to support – and increase – the effectiveness of the organisations that we fund. We set ourselves high standards from which to hold ourselves to account and monitor and review our own progress. Read our commitment statement for more.